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1996: Joint Police & Peace Officers Memorial Service

Photo of BSO with the word Victories superimposed

Our fourth historical vignette highlights an important step in border officers being recognized as part of the law enforcement community. 

As a founding member of the Canadian Peace Officers Memorial Association, CIU (then CEUDA) was instrumental in ensuring that border officers be present on Parliament Hill to pay homage to those who paid the ultimate price.

A memorial service had first been held in 1977 to honour police and federal correctional officers. By 1994, thanks to union involvement, a separate ceremony was also held specifically for Peace Officers. Finally, in 1996, for the first time in history, Canadian Police Officers and Peace Officers held a joint memorial service on Parliament Hill to honour those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Today, we can be proud of our Sisters and Brothers who, every year, stand beside their law enforcement colleagues to honour their fallen.

Two border services officers, with text on the creation of the join police and peace officers memorial service

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Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ 41st Annual Memorial Service

Border Services Officers attending the 2018 Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service

On September 30, 2018, CIU members and representatives from across the country attended the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ 41st Annual Memorial Service. Paying homage to those who have paid the ultimate price for keeping Canada safe is certainly one of the most significant gestures anyone can make.

CIU is grateful to all who were present to honour their law enforcement brothers and sisters. Your dedication to this Memorial and your professionalism in representing your coworkers are truly appreciated.

Border Services Officers attending the 2018 Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Service

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