Fallen officers honoured in Ottawa with National Memorial Day

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Published September 26, 2022 at 9:07 am

The message from Durham Regional Police yesterday was simple: ”This morning we stand together with our fellow police service members from across Canada,” DRPS tweeted, “to recognize the ultimate sacrifice of police and peace officers.”

The occasion was the Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day, held on the last Sunday of September every year since it was first proclaimed September 24, 1998. In announcing the commemorative day, the Solicitor General of Canada stated that a 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.”

In addition to the formal celebrations in Ottawa and locally, flags at all federal buildings and establishments were flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset.

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