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Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial Service

Published on September 25, 2011 By Sandra

The last Sunday of every September is marked as the day to remember police and peace officers who have died in the line of duty. Today, for the 34th time since 1978, family, friends, loved ones and officers gathered across Canada to remember the fallen.  It is a day to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice […]

In the Line of Duty – Part Three – The Officer

Published on March 7, 2011 By Sandra

This topic always receives increased attention when there is a flood of law enforcement deaths.  2011 started badly for our blue family south of the 49th – their line of duty deaths have reached numbers never seen here in Canada. When I posted the first in this series on February 1, 2011, there were 17 […]

In the Line of Duty – Part One

Published on February 1, 2011 By Sandra

Consider the stats for Canada’s Line of Duty Deaths for January 2011. Also consider Canada follows American in terms of crime, drugs and violence. It used to be said Canada was ten years behind the US in crime trends, meaning whatever was hitting the States would hit us Canucks about a decade later.  Crack cocaine […]

Sgt. Ryan Russell

Published on January 12, 2011 By Sandra

A Toronto police officer lost his life earlier today after trying to apprehend a suspect who had stolen a snowplow.   Sgt. Ryan Russell was struck and killed, and leaves behind a wife and young child. To Sgt. Russell’s comrades, friends and family – my thoughts are with you. To Sgt. Russell’s wife and son […]