Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

March 03, 2015 13:00 ET

Minister Blaney Remembers Four RCMP Constables Murdered Near Mayerthorpe, Alberta

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 3, 2015) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the murder of four RCMP constables near Mayerthorpe, Alberta on March 3, 2005.

"On this day ten years ago, Canadians across our nation offered their condolences and grieved with the families of RCMP Constables Anthony Gordon, Lionide Johnston, Brock Myrol and Peter Schiemann. These brave officers were slain in the line of duty, protecting the safety and security of their community.

It is important that we pause to remember the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers. In these moments, we are granted an opportunity to better appreciate the dangers faced by officers across Canada, and can truly reflect on how fortunate we are to have such a courageous and devoted law enforcement community.

Our Government supports Canada's law enforcement agencies with the legislative tools and resources they need to fight crime, and ensure the safety and security of our communities. We will continue to protect the rights of victims and ensure that criminals face the full force of the law."

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  • Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Public Safety
    and Emergency Preparedness

    Media Relations
    Public Safety Canada