Members of Halifax Regional Police are marching Sunday morning, along with thousands of other police and peace officers from across Canada, in our nation’s capital to honour the Canadian officers who lost their lives answering the call of duty.
This year, the ceremony will honour nine peace officers, five who were killed in the line of duty between May 2013 and June 2014 and four who are being historically honoured. Among the five officers who lost their lives in the line of duty are the three RCMP officers killed in Moncton earlier this year.
For the last few decades, Halifax Regional Police has sent officers as representatives to attend this service. This year, six members of the Colour Guard, two motorcycle officers as well as four other police officers will be attending the service. Chief J.M. Blais humbly adds, “We are privileged to attend this memorial to pay tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice to keep the communities and the citizens they serve safe. This memorial service will be especially poignant for us as we were profoundly affected by the tragic deaths of the three RCMP officers given our close proximity to Moncton.”