Chief Paul Martin will proudly lead a large contingent of DRPS officers, Auxiliary members and civilians at the 41st annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers' Memorial march and service in Ottawa on Sunday September 30, 2018.
In 1998, the federal government proclaimed the last Sunday of September as Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day - an opportunity for Canadians to express their appreciation and gratitude for police and peace officers who have lost their lives keeping communities safe.
Chief Paul Martin and members of the DRPS will pay their respects to the over 850 fallen officers on the Honour Roll, marching alongside police services from across the country.
This year, six additional officers were added to the Honour Roll, including fallen Fredericton Constables Burns and Costello who were killed in the line of duty in August of this year.
The DRPS Pipes & Drums will join pipe bands from across Canada to play in the parade as hundreds of Ottawa citizens and visitors line the streets to show their support.
Members of DRPS joined running and cycling teams making their way from Toronto and Aylmer, Ontario to the nation's capital to join in the ceremony. The National Police Officers' Memorial Run is a 460 km relay that took over three days to complete and originated at the Ontario Police Memorial at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto. Over 300 runners took part this year. The Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember started at the Ontario Police College near London, Ontario and involved 160 participants this year.
For a list of names being added to the Honour Roll this year please see attached document.
Marching on Parliament Hill (JPG file, 113.2K bytes)
2018 - Officers being honoured (PDF file, 99.5K bytes)