Hundreds of Saskatchewan police and peace officers and residents gathered Sunday to honour their fallen members.
The 15th Annual Police and Peace Officers Memorial saw a participants walk from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum to the Legislative Building. After an honour roll was read, wreathes were then laid.
Amongst those in attendance was the Saskatchewan RCMP’s commanding officer, Curtis Zablocki.
“It is important for us to be out here today to recognize and remember those who have gone before us, who’ve paid that ultimate sacrifice in keeping our communities, keeping the people of Saskatchewan and people across our country safe.”
In Saskatchewan, 48 members have lost their lives while in the line of duty.
The event has been held at a national level for 20 years.
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That was a sentiment also expressed by Regina’s chief of Police, Evan Bray.
“We lost two members of our police service in the 1930’s,” he said. “So, when those names are being read out, it’s a stark reminder of the dangers that our officers face everyday.”