Police Memoriam

Police Memoriam

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On March 22, 1994, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien joined the more than 700 police officers and relatives of slain officers to inaugurate the new Memorial site behind the Parliament buildings. The Canadian Police Association (CPA) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) dedicated the new Canadian Police Memorial Pavilion, and the granite stone at the base of the pavilion that displays the names of officers killed while on duty. On September 24, 1998, the Government of Canada officially proclaimed the last Sunday of September of every year as Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day. In announcing the commemorative day on September 27, 1998, the Solicitor general of Canada stated that "A formal, national Memorial Day gives Canadians an opportunity each year to formally express appreciation for the dedication of police and peace officers, who make the ultimate, tragic sacrifice to keep communities safe." The Canadian Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service is a lasting tribute to the sacrifice of those brave men and women killed during the performance of duty. As the Memorial reminds us, "They are our heroes. We shall not forget them." #Canada #Ontario #Ottawa #Parliament_Hill #Police_Memoriam
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