Sgt. Chris Smiley, second from left. Photo submitted

RCMP remember fallen comrades at annual memorial

Ponoka’s Sgt. Chris Smiley attended

By Ponoka News Staff

Ponoka RCMP detachment’s acting commander Sgt. Chris Smiley and Cpl. Brandon Smith from the Blackfalds RCMP detachment along with two troopers from the Montana Highway Patrol attended the RCMP Memorial Service in Regina on Sept. 9.

The annual memorial service is held on the second Sunday in September every year at the RCMP Academy, Depot Division, in Regina.

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

Several troops of regular members, auxiliary members, cadets and veterans 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.

This year four names were added to the cenotaph to bring the total names to 243.

To view the honour roll of the names of fallen officers, visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/hon/honour-honneur-roll-tableau-eng.htm.

This year’s names have not been updated yet.

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