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Province pays tribute to officers killed in the line of duty

Last Updated Sep 27, 2020 at 10:26 pm MST

Calgary Police Service officers outside city hall for the 22nd annual Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Day in Calgary. (CREDIT: Calgary Police Service.)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A solemn ceremony for fallen police officers and firefighters as Calgary hosted the 22nd annual Alberta Police and Peace Officer’s Memorial Day

Since 1999, Albertans have gathered in Edmonton to honour police and peace officers who have died in the line of duty.

This year, because of the pandemic it was live-streamed to provide an opportunity for remembrance while adhering to health and safety protocol.

Premier Jason Kenney was in attendance, along with the justice minister Kaycee Madu and Calgary’s police chief Mark Neufeld.

A moment of silence was held around 1:22 p.m. and after the event, a motorcade took place representing all of Alberta agencies.

The day also recognizes families, friends and colleagues who suffered the devastating loss of a loved one.

This was the first year the ceremony has ever been held in Calgary and coincides with a national event in Ottawa.