Ottawa men among officers remembered in Canadian memorial

Two officers from Ottawa, Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador are among 11 that were honoured at the Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial, which happens on the last Sunday of September each year.

8 officers killed over past 14 months remembered on Parliament Hill

Eight police and peace officers killed across Canada within the past 14 months are being honoured on Parliament Hill on Sunday, as well as three officers killed in past years. (CBC)

Two Ottawa men killed in the line of duty over the past year were among 11 police and peace officers remembered at the Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial on Parliament Hill.

Since 1998, the last Sunday of every September is Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day, as proclaimed by the federal government.

This year, there were 11 police and peace officers remembered, including eight who died within the past 14 months:

The memorial on Sunday also remembered three officers who died in past years but were never previously honoured: Canada Customs officer Frederick Harris, Special Constable Indian Peter of the former Dominion Police Force of Canada and John Rutledge, an Ontario prison guard.

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