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2019 details

  • Sunday, September 8
  • The parade starts at 8:45 a.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

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RCMP National Memorial Service

RCMP National Memorial Service

The RCMP Memorial Service is held on the second Sunday in September at the RCMP Academy, Depot Division, in Regina.

The ceremony begins with a parade at 8:45 a.m. and is followed by a chapel service at 10 a.m. and a short ceremony at the Memorial Wall in the RCMP cemetery.

Several troops of regular members, auxiliary members, cadets and veterans will parade on Sleigh Square in honour of the RCMP members who have died in the line of duty since the first fallen member in 1876.

The RCMP Memorial Service is an annual event and an enduring tradition that started in 1935 when RCMP members came to Sleigh Square to honour their fallen comrades.

This year, four names will be added to the Cenotaph, Honour Roll and Memorial Wall.

# Reg # Name Served Description
240 4800 Sgt. Donald Forbes November 23, 1908 to July 17, 1920 Died after being thrown from his horse in Battleford, Saskatchewan.
241 43040 Cst. Leo Tyler Francis October 16, 1987 to July 5, 1996 Died from injuries sustained when he was accidentally crushed between a police car and RCMP motor home, in Oromocto, New Brunswick.
242 42007 Cst. Gerald Fortis April 30, 1990 to December 25, 1997 Died when he lost control of his police car due to icy road conditions, striking a concrete pillar, near Chilliwack, British Columbia.
243 O.1540 Supt. Dennis Edward Massey September 22, 1969 to December 18, 2002 Died from injuries sustained when a tanker truck hit his police car in Calgary, Alberta.

If you have a family member who is listed on the Honour Roll and you have either never attended the Memorial or you have recently changed your contact information, please contact us for an official invitation.

The media are welcome to attend.

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