REGINA – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will honour its fallen members during the RCMP National Memorial Service this coming Sunday at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan.
The Memorial Service honours regular members, special constables, auxiliary constables and civilian members who have lost their lives in response to an operational policing duty in which there was the element of life-threatening risk.
This year, the name of Constable Richer E.-S. Dubuc is being added to the RCMP Cenotaph, Honour Roll Book and Memorial Wall, bringing the total number of fallen members to 238 since the creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873.
The RCMP Honour Roll can be found on the RCMP’s website. On December 10, 2016, in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, the RCMP added the names of the men and women on its Honour Roll to the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM). The name of Constable Dubuc will be added to both websites on September 10, 2017, the day of the RCMP National Memorial Service.
The Memorial Parade and Chapel Service will be streamed live, and on demand after the event, at: www.livestream.com/rcmpgrcdepot
The Memorial Service will be followed by the unveiling of two plaques honouring the memory of Constable Mike Budayand Constable Chris Riglar, two members of Troop 10 (1976-1977) who served and died in British Columbia. It is believed to be the only instance in which two RCMP members of the same troop have died in the line of duty. The plaques are offered by their Troop 10 comrades.
Featured Photo: RCMP Constable Richer E.-S. Dubuc, who died on March 6, 2017, will be honoured this Sunday. (CNW Group/Royal Canadian Mounted Police)