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first_imgThe province has introduced the Police and Peace Officers Memorial Day Act. This act designates the third Sunday of each October as a special day for Nova Scotians to commemorate peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. “Those who have given their lives protecting others have made the ultimate sacrifice and we are all grateful for their selfless actions,” said Murray Scott, Minister of Justice. “While they deserve our recognition every day, an annual designated day will ensure we take the time to properly acknowledge their service and commitment to their fellow Nova Scotians.” Peace officers in Nova Scotia include municipal police, RCMP, sheriffs, and correctional officers. There have been 15 deaths in the line of duty in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association recently passed a motion supporting the designation of an annual day to mark fallen peace officers. “As a former police officer I know the dangers faced every day by law enforcement in our province,” said Mr. Scott. “This memorial day will serve as an on-going reminder of the officers we have lost and those who are currently hard at work protecting our communities.”last_img read more

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