In 1998 the Canadian Government officially proclaimed the last Sunday of September of every year as Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day. On January 17, 2003 Canadian Heritage declared the last Sunday of September of every year as a nation wide flag half-masting on all federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower, from sunrise to sunset in honour of our fallen officers. These official proclamations are a fitting sign of respect, not only to those gathered on the hill, but also for those who made the ultimate tragic sacrifice to keep our communities safe and our environment protected.
In 1978 the first Memorial honoured 14 officers. In 2017 the names of over 850 members will be engraved on the Honour Roll. The glass panels provide a lasting tribute to our heroes, and ensure that future generations are reminded of the supreme sacrifices of our fallen members.
This year Cst. Chojecki and Katranis attended Ottawa, Ontario on behalf of the Transit Enforcement Unit. If you’d like further information on the Canadian Police & Peace Officers Memorial please visit them here: Canadian Police & Peace Officers Memorial Website the Honor Roll can be found here: Honour Roll
Cst. Chojecki and Katranis also met up with Constables from Go Transit, Ottawa Transit, York Regional Transit and Toronto Community Housing.