The Government of Alberta has unveiled a memorial exhibit inside the provincial legislature building to honour the 101 Alberta police and peace officers who have died in the line of duty since 1876.
The memorial wall’s unveiling took place on Sunday, which was Alberta Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.
“It’s important to always seek new ways to honour and pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep Albertans safe,” said Tyler Shandro, minister of justice and solicitor general.
“I hope this new installation inside of the legislature achieves just this and sends a sincere message of appreciation to all officers who serve and protect our families and friends.”
The memorial wall was designed by Calgary Police Service Sgt. Jason Hiscock, and is a joint initiative of the Alberta Association of Sergeants Major and the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police.