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The Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society is dedicated to remembering all Police and Peace Officers in Canada who have died while serving their communities.

When an Officer dies “in the line of duty”, protecting the peace and freedoms of this country, his or her death should be honoured nationally and not forgotten.

The Society’s blue and black Memorial Ribbon has become recognized across Canada as the national symbol of mourning for Police and Peace Officers. The Society is working to establish the Ribbon as an international symbol of mourning for fallen heroes.

The purpose of the Society, through this website, is to raise funds through donations and the sale of related merchandise so that the Society can continue its mission of assisting grieving families, helping to establish memorials and monuments, and providing scholarships to the children of fallen Police and Peace Officers.

Why We Remember

View a short video, narrated by Chaplain Jim Turner (Chaplain to the VPD, RCMP, and Delta Police Departments), on the importance of the annual Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial and the impact it has on the families, colleagues and friends of the fallen.

Terrie Philp, daughter of fallen officer Reserve Inspector Stan Trenthan (VPD) and Constable Noelle Wilson (VPD), daughter of fallen RCMP Constable James Wilson, talk about when they lost their fathers in the line of duty.

Video courtesy of the Vancouver Police Department and the BC Law Enforcement Memorial

Annual Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament – August 12, 2022

Save the date! The 2022 Annual Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament fundraiser will be held August 12, 2022. The Tournament will be hosted at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, and will help raise $25,000 for the Memorial Ribbon Scholarship.

Registration is now open.

Register Now

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