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September 26, 2010 11:18 ET

Public Safety Minister Toews Honours Fallen Police and Peace Officers During National Memorial Service

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, attended the 33rd Annual Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Service to pay his respects to fallen law enforcement officers on behalf of the Government of Canada, where he offered the following comment:

"I am honoured to have the opportunity to pay our Government's respects to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We must never forget the ultimate sacrifice they have made to protect our citizens from those who undermine the safety of our communities.

The Canadian Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service gives Canadians an opportunity each year to formally express appreciation for the dedication of police and peace officers, who have contributed so much to our country. Today we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives while working to keep our communities safe.

Our government and Canadians from coast to coast to coast greatly value the contribution made by police and peace officers in combating crime in our country. These individuals play a vital role in ensuring the safety of all Canadians."

This year, 19 officers will be recognized during the memorial service.

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