The province of Manitoba is inviting the public to a memorial service honoring the fallen police and peacekeepers on Sunday.
The annual public ceremony will be hosted by the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) and will take place at 11 am at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
“We recognize and thank those who serve every day and accept risks to their safety, and we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duties,” Justice Minister Cameron Friesen said in a press release.
“This year we salute the two officers who died in Ontario and Saskatchewan, and we express our condolences and thanks to their families.”
The last Sunday in September has been recognized as National Police and Peace Officers Day since 1998.
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“Today, more than ever, it is important that we recognize and reflect on those men and women who faced the challenges of their time and gave their lives to maintain peace and order in our communities,” said Winnipeg Police Chief Danny. Smyth, in a press release.
“There will always be a need for police and law enforcement officers and it is important that we honor those who came before us and their families to ensure their sacrifice is never forgotten.”
The province says Special Envoy for Military Affairs Scott Johnson will represent the Manitoba government at the service, which will take place on the same day as the national event in Ottawa.
The national event will begin with the reading of names at 9 a.m. ET, and the service itself will begin at 11 a.m.
The latter can be seen live by following this link.
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