Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ 40th Annual Memorial Service

Sunday, September 24, is Police and Peace Officers National Memorial Day and men and women who serve or have served their communities in Canada, will honour officers who have given their lives in service to the community. 

In 2017 the names of over 860 fallen officers are engraved on the Honour Roll tablets. This year, Constable Richer Dubuc’s name was forever carved into the RCMP cenotaph along with 237 other members.

Officers honoured in 2017

Constable RICHER DUBUC
Constable RICHER DUBUC

Constable RICHER DUBUC 
March 6 2017
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Quebec)
 
Constable Richer Dubuc, a father of four, died in March, when his vehicle crashed into a farm tractor in Lacolle, Quebec. He was 42 years old.
 
Richer Dubuc graduated from the RCMP academy in Regina in 2009 after working as a firefighter and paramedic, serving as an emergency medical technician with the tactical and emergency response units in the province.
 
A native of Joliette, Quebec, Constable Dubuc began his career with the Codiac Detachment in New Brunswick in November 2009. He joined the Integrated Border Enforcement Team based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, in January.
 
He is remembered for his dedication and contribution to communities in both Quebec and New Brunswick.
 
“I will always remember his huge smile, his joy in life that was as large as his presence, and his compassion and love for his family,” wrote a former colleague from New Brunswick.
 

Historical officers being honoured in 2017

Customs Inspector PERCY NEW
January 20 1954
Canada Border Services Agency
 
County Constable MONT A. WOOD
December 1 1951

Ontario Provincial Police

 
Provincial Constable JACK FERGUSON
October 20 1949

Ontario Provincial Police

 
Provincial Constable DANIEL J. CRAIG
June 29 1932

Ontario Provincial Police

 
Game Warden S. CLARK RUSSELL
May 3 1926

Ontario Department of Game and Fisheries

 
Sergeant DONALD FORBES
July 17 1920
 Royal Northwest Mounted Police
 
Landing Waiter and Searcher HUGH MacLEAN
April 28 1881
Department of Customs, Canada
 
Landing Waiter ANDREW L. WILSON
September 11 1876

Department of Customs, Canada

  
THEY ARE OUR HEROES. WE SHALL NOT FORGET THEM.
 
Source: www.thememorial.ca

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