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  Paying Our Respects in Ottawa

Oct 01, 2013 15:03 ET

A contingent of Durham Regional Police members joined thousands of fellow police and peace officers at the 36th Annual National Police and Peace Officers' Memorial in Ottawa on Sunday, Sept. 29 to honour colleagues who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Eight Canadian officers died in the line of duty over the past year.

In 1998, the federal government officially proclaimed the last Sunday of each September as Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day. This service gives Canadians an opportunity to express their appreciation for the ultimate dedication of these police and peace officers.

The names of the eight who died over the past year, along with three historical names, were etched into the Wall of Honour memorial pavilion, which now includes the names of more than 700 officers.

Honoured are:
• Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Derek W. H. Pineo, died July 20, 2012;
• Municipal District of Foothills Protective Services Community Peace Officer Rodney F. Lazenby, died August 10, 2012;
• Sûreté du Québec Constable Katia Hadouchi, died September 27, 2012;
• Sûreté du Québec Constable Donovan Lagrange, died October 7, 2012;
• Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Adrian J. Olivier, died November 13, 2012;
• Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice Wildlife Officer Howard J. Lavers, died February 21, 2012;
• Kativik Regional Police Constable Steve Déry, died March 2, 2013; and
• Guelph Police Service Constable Jennifer A. Kovach, died March 14, 2013.

Historical Names are:
• Central Prison for the Ontario Government Prison Guard John Rutledge, died January 14, 1888;
• Dominion Police Force of Canada Special Constable Indian Peter, died September 22, 1894; and
• Canada Customs Customs Officer Frederick F. Harris, died July 3, 1967.

"They Are Our Heroes, We Shall Not Forget Them."

Below are attached files.
memorial thumb (JPG file, 43.8K bytes)
Our band leads the section (JPG file, 403.7K bytes)
Drumming with our fellow police services (JPG file, 301.0K bytes)
DRP members march to the memorial (JPG file, 415.4K bytes)
Chief Ewles and members of his leadership team (JPG file, 278.1K bytes)
DRP sworn and civilian members in Ottawa (JPG file, 5,148.9K bytes)
DRP marches past the tribute to the fallen officers (JPG file, 369.3K bytes)
S/Sgt. Lillie and Sgt. Anderton look at some of the names posted on the memorial (JPG file, 294.8K bytes)
Staff Sergeants Lillie, Henning and Stewart-Haass line up at the memorial (JPG file, 445.2K bytes)
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Our flag flies along with the Canadian flag (JPG file, 221.1K bytes)