Nova Scotians celebrate 39th annual Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

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Nova Scotians celebrate 39th annual Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service



Sunday marked the 39th annual Peace Officers’ Memorial, which is held each year at Grand Parade in downtown Halifax.

The event honours peace officers based in Nova Scotia who died in the line of duty and is a humbling reminder of the selflessness and dedication of those who lost their lives while serving others.

“The ceremony is an incredibly important event as it helps to bring people together to honour the service and ultimate sacrifice of Nova Scotia peace officers who died while in the line of duty,” said Chief Dan Kinsella, Halifax Regional Police and Chair of the Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service Organizing Committee.



“It is also a sombre reminder of the exceptional role that police officers have in our community and the dangers that they face, day in and day out. This year, in addition to the in-person gathering, the event will also be livestreamed on HRP’s Facebook page. I invite citizens from across the province to celebrate with us.”



Peace officers, first responders, civilian employees, military personnel and volunteers marched from Police Headquarters on Gottingen Street to Grand Parade prior to the service. Participants from across the province then assembled at the Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Monument for a brief ceremony where dignitaries made remarks and laid wreaths along with peace officers and family members in memory of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

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