Many police officers from RCMP detachments around Saskatchewan and municipal forces were in Regina Sunday morning for the 13th annual Saskatchewan Police and Peace Officer Memorial.
Staff sergeant Grant Obst with Saskatoon police says it is a very emotional day as members remember those who have given their life in the line of duty.
There are over 60 officers in Saskatchewan who have lost their lives while on duty, with that number sitting at over 800 nationally.
Obst says November 11 is a day to remember Canada’s war dead, and he likens the last Sunday in September to that day as law enforcement pays tribute to colleagues who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Earlier in the weekend, police officers embarked on the 1st-annual Ride To Remember.
At least 25 officers departed Saskatoon Friday night, arriving in Regina later on Saturday.
They arrived at the Saskatchewan Legislature – weary and wet because of recent rain – in time for Sunday’s memorial.