Police pay tribute to fallen officers who died on duty

Police and members of the public are gathering Sunday on P.E.I. to remember officers who died in the line of duty.

P.E.I. officers have died on duty in other provinces

Police and members of the public are gathering Sunday on P.E.I. to remember officers who died in the line of duty.  

RCMP Staff Sgt. Ken Spenceley said while no members of P.E.I. police forces have died on duty in recent years Islanders have been killed while serving in other provinces.

He said a memorial service will honour officers across Canada.

“As we do these we recognize that from all different types of policing agencies, there are employees and  peace officers who have given their lives, really made an the ultimate sacrifice in protecting Canadians and making sure law and order is maintained. So it's a very important gesture for us as serving members to remember our own fallen and also it provides an opportunity for the public to become involved,” he said.

The service takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United church in O'Leary.

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