Alberta RCMP, EPS constables honoured at Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day

Hundreds gathered outside the Alberta Legislature on Sunday to honour fallen officers, with three new names added to the memorial this year following the loss of three police officers since March.

By News Staff

The Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day is hitting close to home for Alberta and Edmonton law enforcement this year as they honour three of their own.

The day of remembrance for police and peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty was first celebrated in Canada in 1998.

At the Alberta legislature grounds Sunday afternoon, three Alberta police officers were honoured in a ceremony.

Constables Brett Ryan and Travis Jordan were fatally shot March 16 in Edmonton, marking the ninth and 10th police deaths in the city’s history.

On April 10, RCMP Const. Harvinder Singh Dhami, who served in Strathcona County, was killed in a single-vehicle incident while responding to a request for support from a fellow officer.

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The names of the recently fallen were added to Alberta’s “Pillar of Strength” monument at the legislature.

Constables Ryan, Jordan and Dhami were also honoured in Ottawa Sunday during the National Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.

—With files from Adrienne South

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