Members of the North Bay Police Service join colleagues across the country to honour fallen heroes
Members of the North Bay Police Service will be joining colleagues from across the country to commemorate the 37th annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial which will take place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday September 28th.
“The names of over 840 members are engraved on the glass panels of the Honour Roll along the perimeter wall on Parliament Hill,” said Chief Paul Cook, who will be in attendance. “Included among these names are two members of our service who died in the line of duty; Constable Fred Lefebrve died in 1923 and Constable Leonard Slater died in 1973. The two men made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our community and we are attending this event in honour of them and the many other fallen heroes.”
About the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day
On September 24, 1998 the Government of Canada officially proclaimed the last Sunday of September of every year as Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. The event gives Canadians an opportunity each year to formally express appreciation for the dedication of police and peace officers who died in the line of duty, making the ultimate tragic sacrifice to keep our communities safe.