*on behalf of PEI Chiefs of Police, PEI Police Association and the RCMP Veterans' Associaiton*
The sacrifice of fallen Canadian police and peace officers will be recognized at the annual Police & Peace Officers' Memorial Service.
"The Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day is an opportunity to formally express appreciation for the dedication of police and peace officers who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe," said C/Supt. Michael O'Neil (Rtd.) of the RCMP Veterans Association (PEI). "This year, the names of 863 police and peace officers are engraved on the Honour Roll along the perimeter wall on Parliament Hill. They are our heroes. We shall not forget them."
In 1998, the Government of Canada proclaimed the last Sunday of September as Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day. Memorials are held in many provinces and the 40th annual national memorial service will take place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
The RCMP Veterans' Association (PEI) organizes the provincial memorial service on behalf of the PEI Chiefs of Police and the PEI Police Association. The PEI service will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Presbyterian Church.