Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 21, 2011 09:27 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Attend the Canadian Police and Peace Officers' 34th Annual Memorial Service

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will offer brief remarks at the Canadian Police and Peace Officers' 34th Annual Memorial Service in memory of those who have died in the performance of their duties. The ceremony will be held on Parliament Hill, on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

The following four officers will be honoured during this year's memorial service:

  • Constable Garrett Styles, York Regional Police
  • Sergeant Ryan J. Russell, Toronto Police
  • Constable Sébastien Coghlan-Goyette, Sûreté du Québec
  • Constable Michael B. Potvin, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

About the Annual Memorial Service for Canadian Police and Peace Officers

On September 24, 1998, the Government of Canada officially proclaimed the last Sunday of every September as the annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day. This day of remembrance provides Canadians with an opportunity to formally express appreciation for the dedication of police and peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe. The memorial takes place every year, on Parliament Hill. For more information, please visit the Canadian Police Association website at

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