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40th Anniversary of the Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial Day Service

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Police and Peace Officer Memorial, Parliament Hill, Ottawa Ontario

September 24th marked the 40th anniversary of the nationally recognized ceremony in Canada that honours police officers killed in the line of duty. The site of the ceremony, held on the last Sunday of every September, is Parliament Hill. In 1978, the first memorial honoured 14 officers. Today, the names of over 860 fallen officers are engraved on the Honor Roll tablets. Of those names, one prominent Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteer stands out as an inspiration for those of us who dedicate time and energy to enrich the lives of Special Olympic athletes. Detective Constable Rob Plunkett tragically lost his life in the line of duty on August 2, 2007. Detective Constable Plunkett is immortalized with the annual local Torch Run bearing his name. Additionally, Special Olympics Canada and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police present the Rob Plunkett Award annually, to the LETR Representative who best exemplifies the spirit, philosophy, dedication and goals of the LETR.

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Superintendent Paul Manuel is retired from the Calgary Police Service and is a tenured LETR supporter.