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Fallen officers remembered during memorial in Charlottetown

Sgt. Ron MacLean of the Summerside Police Services places one of three wreaths during the Prince Edward Island Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Sunday.
Sgt. Ron MacLean of the Summerside Police Services places one of three wreaths during the Prince Edward Island Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Sunday. - Michael Robar
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The annual Prince Edward Island Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service was held in Charlottetown on Sunday.

The first memorial, honouring 14 officers, was held in 1978.

Now, more than 874 names of fallen officers are engraved on the honour roll tablets kept in Ottawa, with two added this year.

Officers and attendees bow their heads at Chaplain Judy Parsons reads the Lord's Prayer during the 2020 Prince Edward Island Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Charlottetown on Sept. 27. - Michael Robar
Officers and attendees bow their heads at Chaplain Judy Parsons reads the Lord's Prayer during the 2020 Prince Edward Island Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Charlottetown on Sept. 27. - Michael Robar

 

Const. Heidi Stevenson was killed by an active shooter on April 19 in Nova Scotia and Const. Allan Poapst was killed when a truck crossed the median and crashed into his cruiser on Dec. 13 in Manitoba.

The service was smaller this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and held outside at the Service Memorial Fountain in downtown Charlottetown.  

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