Officers and civilians alike gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to fallen members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The RCMP’s National Memorial Service was hosted at Depot Division in Regina, with 239 members being honoured.
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Several notable figures were in attendance, including Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale, the Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan W. Thomas Molloy and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki.
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One officer in attendance who observed the ceremonies was the Commanding Officer of Depot Division, Jasmin Breton, who said the RCMP is a family.
“We recognize our fallen comrades daily with the cenotaph, with the plaque at the cemetery, various regimental dinners that we have throughout the year where we have our empty place setting in the place of the drum major.”
Breton, a 29 year veteran, noted that in his time, those in the RCMP are passionate about being an RCMP officer.
“We have 30,000 strong that are incredibly proud of being part of this organization,” he said. “Anywhere they go, you can see it in their eyes, you can hear it in their voice that they are proud to be members of the organization.”