Chief Mike Ewles proudly led our contingent of DRPS officers and civilians at the 13th annual Ontario Police Memorial held on Sunday at Queen's Park in Toronto.
On a beautiful and sunny spring day, thousands of police officers from across Ontario attended, paying respect to the officers who have fallen in the line of duty over the years.
This year, three more names were inscribed on the memorial: Const. Garrett Styles of York Regional Police, who died in 2011 and two historic names: Const. Charles Richards of the Port Robinson Service who died in 1854 and Const. George Armstrong of the Nipigon Police Service, who died in 1919.
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty spoke and praised all officers for their bravery in the line of duty.
Chief Mike Ewles and Deputy Chiefs Paul Martin and Scott Burns led our contingent of officers as they marched around the Queen's Park circle with their comrades from other services. Members of the DRPS choir, the DRP Pipes and Drums and several motorcycle riders from Traffic Services also participated.
DRPS Inspector Charlie Green was also very busy as one of the key organizers of the event, making sure everyone was in the right place at the right time.
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Chief Leads DRPS Contingent (JPG file, 123.2K bytes)
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