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Hundreds of military officers accumulate during Alberta legislature to honour lives mislaid in line of duty

A staid tradition continued on a drift of a Alberta legislature on Sunday as hundreds of military officers, assent officers, sheriffs and corrections officers collected to compensate their respects to those who have mislaid their lives in a line of avocation in Alberta.

“You dedicate your lives and careers to Alberta, we rest on we to keep a communities safe,” Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley told a throng who collected for a annual event. “The officers we honour currently done a ultimate sacrifice. All of we honour and honour that legacy.”

The Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day commemorates a lives of a 100 law coercion officers who have died in a line of avocation in Alberta given 1876.

Hundreds of officers marched down 107 Street to get to a south drift of a legislature. Once there, a names of a depressed were review and a impulse of overpower was hold to honour a lives mislaid and wreaths were laid during a pillar.

“We wish (today) shows a families of those depressed their support,” Edmonton Police Service Chief Rod Knecht told a crowd, adding while they are rare, deaths in a line of avocation start distant too often.

Alberta’s Capital Region has seen dual new deaths of officers who were killed in a line of duty: RCMP Const. David Wynn and Edmonton Police Service Const. Daniel Woodall.

In Jan 2015, Wynn was shot while questioning a car burglary in a village only outward Edmonton. Police pronounced it was a slight looseness image check that led to 42-year-old Wynn being critically harmed in a fight during a Apex Casino in St. Albert.

READ MORE: ‘We’re observant a goodbyes today’: mother of St. Albert RCMP Const. Wynn

Just months later, Woodall was shot and after died after nearing during an Edmonton home to govern an detain warrant.

READ MORE: Edmonton military Const. Daniel Woodall, 35, killed in west-end shooting

Watch below: In late 2015, Kendra Slugoski filed this news after Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht told Global News that 2015 was a formidable year for Edmonton police.

Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day also aims to commend families, friends and colleagues of those killed in a line of duty. The Edmonton eventuality coincides with a Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day rite hold during Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

-With files from Julia Wong


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