Chief Mike Ewles proudly led our contingent of DRPS officers and civilians at the 14th annual Ontario Police Memorial held on sunny Sunday afternoon at Queen's Park in Toronto.
Thousands of police officers from across Ontario attended, paying respect to the officers who have fallen in the line of duty over the years. Two officers names were added this year - Constable Jennifer Kovach of the Guelph Police Service, and one historical name from the Cobourg Police Service - Cst. William Rourke, who died in 1915.
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne 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.
The Ontario Police Memorial stands forever, a tribute to the bravery and loyalty of Ontarios policing community, silently honouring those who paid the ultimate price for their dedication to duty.
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Chief Leads DRPS Contingent (JPG file, 260.6K bytes)
DRPS Motorcycles Took Part (JPG file, 266.3K bytes)
DRPS Honour Guard at the Memorial (JPG file, 237.4K bytes)
DRPS Marches Past Legislative Building (JPG file, 301.9K bytes)
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