Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Victoria, BC – The British Columbia Law Enforcement Memorial takes place this Sunday, September 27th.
In 1998, the Government of Canada proclaimed the last Sunday in September as Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day. On this day every year Canadians are given the opportunity to formally express appreciation for the dedication of law enforcement officers who make the ultimate, tragic sacrifice of giving their lives to keep communities safe.
This year the British Columbia Law Enforcement Memorial takes place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 27th at the B.C. legislature lawn, and online. The event will be modified due to COVID-19, with a small number of officers participating in ceremonial duties gathering at the Bastion monument to pay their respects.
The Bastion is a provincial monument on the BC Legislature grounds. Unveiled in 2004, the Bastion is dedicated to those officers who gave their lives in service to the citizens of B.C. There are 129 officers’ names inscribed on the Bastion monument, including six members of VicPD. The names of VicPD’s fallen officers are included below, along with the year of their death.
Cst. Johnston Cochrane – 1859
Cst. John Curry – 1864
Cst. Robert Forster – 1920
Cst. Albert Wells – 1927
Cst. Earle Doyle – 1959
Cst. Ian Jordan – 2018
The event will also be available online. Please join us for the virtual service at 1 p.m., which will be broadcast at: www.facebook.com/BCLawEnforcementMemorial/.
Please consider joining online, and pausing at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 27th to reflect on our fallen peace officers across the Province who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
For more information on the British Columbia Law Enforcement Memorial visit https://bclem.ca/.