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Memorial Ribbon Protocol & Criteria

Police Officers, Peace Officers, family, friends and anyone who wishes to mourn and illustrate their support may wear the Memorial Ribbon.

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Society Objectives

The Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society is a not-for-profit national society, begun in 1994 and incorporated on November 14, 2000.

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Initiatives Funded by the Society

Since 2000, the Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society has donated over $200,000 to trusts, scholarships, bursaries, monuments, and memorials.

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Board Members

The Board of the Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society assists in setting the goals and direction of the organization.

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History

In 1994 a young Toronto police officer, Cst. Todd Baylis, was killed on duty. Vancouver Police Department Cst. Shawn Coady heard about this loss and came up with an idea that would permit all to remember the ultimate sacrifice paid by those killed in the line of duty.

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Information for Families

The Society assists the families of fallen Police and Peace Officers in dealing with their grief, by recommending and coordinating the necessary social services.

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Information for Law Enforcement Agencies

The Society aims to have the Ribbon become the National symbol for Canada’s fallen officers, similar to what the poppy represents for war veterans.

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Supporters of the Society

The Memorial Ribbon Society is proud to be associated with several organizations, companies and individuals who have contributed significantly to the Society.

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Other Agencies

Links to other police and peace officer agencies / memorial websites.

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