"They are our Heroes, We Shall Not Forget Them."
With its largest contingent yet, DRPS members joined thousands on Parliament Hill in Ottawa this weekend to mark the 38th Annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial. More than 100 DRPS members (sworn, civilian and auxiliary) marched in the annual memorial that honours the more than 800 Canadian police and peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
This year the names of four fallen officers were added to the memorial wall:
-Edmonton Police Cst. Daniel Woodall
-Alberta RCMP Cst. David Wynn
-British Columbia Commercial Transport Enforcement Officer Toni Kristinsson
-Manitoba Correctional Officer Rhonda Commodore.
The names of the four 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. In 1998, the federal government officially proclaimed the last Sunday of 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.
After the ceremony, DRPS Chief Paul Martin thanked the group for their dedication to the service and tribute to the fallen officers.
For more on the Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial, go to http://cpoma.ca.
Marching at the Police Memorial (JPG file, 484.1K bytes)
Forming Up to March (JPG file, 1,390.3K bytes)
Marching to The Hill (JPG file, 1,122.3K bytes)
On Parlaiment Hill (JPG file, 1,314.9K bytes)
Marching to Honour Fallen Officers (JPG file, 1,522.1K bytes)
Pipes and Drums (JPG file, 1,303.2K bytes)
Banding Together (JPG file, 1,559.8K bytes)
Ceremony (JPG file, 1,339.1K bytes)
Chief Addresses DRPS (JPG file, 1,028.8K bytes)
Cheif and Aux Inspector (JPG file, 1,124.4K bytes)
DRPS Motorcycles (JPG file, 1,563.6K bytes)