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  Memorial Run and Ride Takes Place From Toronto to Ottawa

Sep 22, 2011 13:20 ET

Officers from the Durham Regional Police Service joined in the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Run and Ride on Sep. 22 to show their support for the upcoming memorial service in Ottawa.

The events are aimed at raising public awareness for the National Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service held on Parliament Hill on the last Sunday of every September. This year, Durham Regional Police has committed a team of runners and riders to be part of the relay teams who will participate in the 460 kilometre route.

These members are proud to represent the Service in honouring our brothers and sisters in the law enforcement community who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The run also provides the law enforcement community with the opportunity to personally honour and pay tribute to colleagues and comrades who have fallen in the line of duty.

Members from DRP, as well as thousands of police and peace officers from across the country will be attending the 34th National Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service on September 25.

In the past year, four police officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in keeping our communities safe. They are:

Constable Michael B. Potvin - July 13, 2010 (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Constable Sébastien Coghlan-Goyette - November 14, 2010 (Sûreté du Québec)
Sergeant Ryan J. Russell - January 12, 2011 (Toronto Police Service)
Constable Garrett Styles - June 28, 2011 (York Regional Police Service)

They will also add 47 historical names to the memorial.

For more information regarding the service in Ottawa, please visit the

Below are attached files.
ride thumb (JPG file, 42.8K bytes)
The memorial runners make their way through Durham Region (JPG file, 140.7K bytes)
The riding contingent (JPG file, 162.7K bytes)
Our DRP runners (JPG file, 144.7K bytes)