DRPS members joined with hundreds of officers from across Ontario to march in memory those who have lost their lives while keeping our communities safe.
The 15th annual Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Ceremony of Remembrance took place at Queen's Park Circle in downtown Toronto on a breezy but sunny Sunday morning (May 4th. 2014). Leading the DRPS contingent for the last time was Chief Constable Mike Ewles, who will retire later this month after a 32-year policing career. Also prominent at the event was DRPS Inspector Charlie Green, who served as Officer in Charge of the proceedings.
This year, one more name was added to the Wall of Honour, a stone monument on the east side of Queen's Park Circle. Toronto Police Cst. John Zivcic lost his life while responding to an impaired driver call on November 30, 2013. The Hon. David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke at the service, thanking all of the men and women in uniform who keep our communities safe, and reflecting on the life of Cst. Zivcic.
The DRPS is proud to participate in this event each year. Our participation includes frontline officers, several members on motorcycles from the Traffic Services Branch, as well as members of the Honour Guard, the Pipes and Drums and the Auxiliary Unit.
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Chief Ewles Leading the Way (JPG file, 234.4K bytes)
Saluting the LG (JPG file, 243.7K bytes)
Insp. Charlie Green (JPG file, 211.4K bytes)
The DRPS Marching (JPG file, 272.5K bytes)
Ontario Police Memorial Statue (JPG file, 229.8K bytes)
DRPS Motorcycles at Queen's Park (JPG file, 201.5K bytes)
Walking Past the LG (JPG file, 270.9K bytes)
Tuning the Pipes Before the Ceremony (JPG file, 228.9K bytes)