Today marked the 34th annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial Service on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. This ceremony honours police and peace officers throughout Canada who dedicate themselves to the protection of Canadians, and it remembers those who have given their lives to keep our communities safe.
There are almost 700 officers on the Honour Roll, and this year those who gathered paid tribute to four officers who lost their lives this past year: Cst. Sébastien Coghlan-Goyette of the Sûreté du Quebec, Cst. Michael B. Potvin of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sgt. Ryan J. Russell of the Toronto Police and Cst. Garrett Styles of the York Regional Police.