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  The 37th Annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial

Oct 04, 2014 23:13 ET

More than 70 DRPS members joined thousands on Parliament Hill in Ottawa this weekend to mark the 37th Annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial. The annual memorial honours the over 840 Canadian police and peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

This year the names of five fallen officers were added to the memorial wall:

Constable Douglas J. Larche – RCMP (Moncton, N.B.)
Constable Dave J. Ross – RCMP (Moncton, N.B.)
Constable Fabrice G. Gevaudan – RCMP (Moncton, N.B.)
Constable John Zivcic – Toronto Police Service
Conservation Officer Justin A. Knackstedt – Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.

Four historical officers were also remembered:

Constable James Urquhart – CP Police Vancouver – 1930
Constable Robert G. MacIntosh – CP Police Calgary – 1912
Senior Jailer George O. Leech - Essex County Jaiil – 1884
Constable Charles Richards - Niagara Village Police – 1854

This year marked the first official memorial for Chief Paul Martin marching as DRPS Chief of Police. It was also the last official memorial for Deputy Chief Scott Burns who retires later this year, and Inspector Charlie Green who retires in the spring.

The names of the nine officers were etched on the glass panels along the perimeter wall adjacent to the Memorial Pavilion. This pavilion overlooks the Ottawa River and serves as a lasting tribute to the sacrifice of these brave officers. “They are our Heroes, We Shall Not Forget Them.”

Below are attached files.
DRPS Members Gather at the Memorial Pavilion (JPG file, 149.1K bytes)
Photos of Officers Remembered  (JPG file, 1,775.3K bytes)
Members March up Parliament Hill (JPG file, 757.2K bytes)
The fallen officers are represented by their respective Services (JPG file, 223.5K bytes)
Our band leads our contingent to the memorial (JPG file, 206.8K bytes)
Members from Traffic Services took part in the motorcade (JPG file, 211.2K bytes)
At the ceremony  (JPG file, 122.9K bytes)
Our members did our Service proud (JPG file, 149.1K bytes)
The march past (JPG file, 3,147.5K bytes)
Our members salute Inspector Green for his years of dedication organizing the DRP contingent  (JPG file, 153.2K bytes)
Our members who participated in the Run to Remember (JPG file, 139.4K bytes)
The DRP Pipes and Drums (JPG file, 206.5K bytes)
Our senior officers march to Parliament Hill (JPG file, 199.5K bytes)