People gathered at the provincial legislature Sunday to honour 46 service workers that were killed on the job.
Those who were remembered worked as police officers, corrections officers and conservation officers.
Winnipeg's Police Chief, Devon Clunis, who was at the gathering said dozens of other people there knew those who died personally.
"Certainly its emotional," said Clunis. "It comes back to why do we do what we do. At any day, at any time any officer could pay the ultimate price, but they do it because it's their desire to serve the community," he continued.
"You don't think about the potential that your name may be next on the list, you think...'Today I get the opportunity to serve.'"
Similar events took place across the country Sunday.