Slain Mounties honoured by Regina people donning red

Many people in Regina wore red on Tuesday as a show of respect for the three RCMP officers killed last week in Moncton. Funerals for the slain Mounties were held today.

Saskatchewan joins 'sea of red' to honour slain Mounties

Food vendor Ashlee Storey is from New Brunswick and knew one of the RCMP officers killed last week in Moncton. (CBC)

Many people in Regina wore red on Tuesday as a show of respect for the three RCMP officers killed last week in Moncton. Funerals for the slain Mounties were held today.

The Red Serge of the jacket of an RCMP dress uniform is a familiar symbol of the police force.

The suggestion to wear red has been shared on social media, including the Twitter hashtag #seaofred.

Ashlee Storey, a food vendor in downtown Regina, wore red Tuesday. She has a close connection to the tragedy.

One of the officers who died, Cst. Doug Larche, was once stationed in her home town of Doaktown, New Brunswick. She remembers him as someone who got to know everyone in the community.

"He was a really, really, really nice guy," Storey said. "He was the type of police officer you could go up to and talk to and not feel intimidated or anything."

She added wearing red is a simple way to show solidarity and support.

"Everybody is talking about how upset and sad and taken they are by this whole situation," she said. "I think people should be showing it. You know? People need to see it. "

She said people back home are still in shock over what happened.

With files from CBC's Jordan Jackle

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