Monday, Sept 11, 2017
honour their fallen in solemn ceremony
photo and website photo
morning, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police held its National
Memorial Service at the RCMP Academy, "Depot" Division, in Regina,
In keeping with a tradition that began in the mid-1930s, RCMP
members from across Canada gathered on Sleigh Square to honour their
comrades who lost their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony
included a memorial parade, the laying of three wreaths at the RCMP
Cenotaph, the reading of the names of the fallen, bagpipe laments,
bugle calls and two minutes of silence.
This year, the
name of Constable Richer E.-S. Dubuc
was added to the RCMP Cenotaph, Honour Roll Book and Memorial Wall,
bringing the total number of fallen members to 238 since the
creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873.
Constable Dubuc is also being added to the online RCMP Honour Roll
and to the Canadian Virtual War Memorial with the following
Constable Richer E.-S. Dubuc
Honour Roll number 238
Regimental number 57789
Served: June 29, 2009, to March 6, 2017
Description: Died on March 6, 2017, following a motor vehicle
collision near St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Québec, responding to an
illegal border crossing call.
The RCMP National Memorial Service – an annual event held the second
Sunday of September – was attended by more than 700 people this
year, including family and friends of fallen RCMP members; RCMP
members, veterans and cadets; and members of the U.S Border Patrol
and the Montana Highway Patrol.
Dignitaries in attendance included Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn
Solomon Schofield, S.O.M., S.V.M., Lieutenant Governor of
Saskatchewan, and Mr. Greg Lawrence, Saskatchewan Military Liaison
and MLA for Moose Jaw Wakamow. They were hosted by Deputy
Commissioner Daniel G.J. Dubeau, RCMP Acting Commissioner, and
Assistant Commissioner Brenda Lucki, Commanding Officer of "Depot"
"We can never fully repay the debt we owe to our brothers and
sisters who died in the line of duty, nor can we repay it to their
family and friends," said Acting Commissioner Dubeau. "But what we
can do is take this time to remember and show our gratitude. This
helps us heal and reminds us how important it is to continue on and
live meaningful lives."
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