Ontario Honours Fallen Police Officers

    McGuinty Government Remembers "Heroes In Life Not Death"

    TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ -


    Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty paid tribute to the sacrifices made by
Ontario police officers during the 10th annual Ceremony of Remembrance today.
    Two names were added to the Ontario Police Memorial. Ottawa Police
Constable Jeffrey Armstrong died in 1963. Port Dover Police Constable Frank
Hare was killed in 1951. They were identified through ongoing research by the
Ontario Police Memorial Foundation
(http://www.opmf.ca/memorial/about_the_opmf.php). In 2008, for the first time
in four years, no police officers died in the line of duty.
    Premier McGuinty attended the ceremony along with many honoured guests,
including Lieutenant Governor David Onley and Minister of Community Safety and
Correctional Services Rick Bartolucci. They joined families and members of
police services and associations from across the province, Canada and the U.S.


    "Ontarians are deeply moved by the sacrifice and selflessness of all
police officers. We honour their memory and thank those today who answer the
call of duty."
    - Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

    "This memorial is a reminder that police officers put their lives on the
line each minute of every shift. Let us honour their legacy and promise to
never forget their sacrifice."
    - Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services


    -   There are 236 officers honoured on the Ontario Police Memorial

    -   This is the 100th year anniversary of the Ontario Provincial Police.

    -   The words "Heroes in Life Not Death"
        (http://www.opmf.ca/memorial/memorial_pin.php) are inscribed on the
        memorial's main pedestal.


    See the names (http://www.opmf.ca/memorial/list_officers.php) of Ontario
police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

    Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of others with the
Ontario Provincial Police (http://www.opp.ca/Recruitment/index.htm).

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