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Two additional OPP officers, who died in the line of duty in 2023, Sergeant Eric Mueller of the Russell County Detachment and Detective Constable Steven Tourangeau of the Perth County Detachment will be added to the Ontario Police Memorial. The 25th Anniversary of the Ontario Police Ceremony of Remembrance will take place at Queen’s Park Cr., Toronto, on Sunday May 5th, 2024, at 11am. 

There are two historical names being added this year, Chief Edward Lavery of the Town of Prescott Police who died in 1928, and Detective Sergeant Thomas A. Whitelaw of the Metropolitan Toronto Police who died in 1938.

In this 10-5 podcast episode, OPPA Director and Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Board Member, Lynn Neale is our guest speaking about what to expect at the 2024 Ceremony of Remembrance. 

The event is open to the public and media. Families of all fallen officers, dignataries, as well as police members, sworn officers, civilian members, retirees, and their families and friends are invited. 

For more information visit the official Ontario Police Memorial Foundation blog

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