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RCMP honours its fallen members Sunday, September 10

September 11, 2023  By Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Sep. 11, 2023, Ottawa, Ont. – The heart and soul of the RCMP are its people. On Sunday, September 10, 2023, employees and honoured guests came together to honour the fallen at the RCMP National Memorial Service. This event, held annually on the second Sunday of September, honours regular members, special constables, auxiliary constables and civilian members who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Family, friends, dignitaries and RCMP employees from across Canada came together to pay tribute to the fallen at a memorial parade on Sunday morning. On parade were troops of cadets, RCMP officers from across the country, veterans, the RCMP Pipes and Drums, as well as the cadet band.

This year, three names were added to the Honour Roll and Cenotaph; Cst. Shaelyn Yang, Cst. Vernon Myles Genaille and Cst. Harvinder Singh Dhami. These additions bring the total number of fallen members to 249 since the creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873. Each dedicated RCMP employee lost in the line of duty leaves an everlasting mark, not only on those who served alongside them, but on their families, loved ones and the people of Canada. The RCMP National Memorial Service and Cenotaph provides a place and time for friends, family and RCMP employees to reflect on their courage, service and sacrifice.


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