The 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.”
Glue trap killers are being hunted after six wild birds were caught in the sticky substance that had been smeared on feeders at a nature reserve in West Sussex. Five blue tits and one great tit were found dead by rangers at Warnham Local Nature Reserve on Thursday. Employees took other birds away to be cleaned and alerted the RSPCA of their findings. The animal welfare charity said that three men were seen acting suspiciously in the area. Two were described as around 30-years-old, six feet tall, with hair that was long on top and shaved at the sides. A third man was described as older, but not as tall and was wearing a cap.If found guilty, those responsible could be sentenced to up to six months in prison and given an unlimited fine. The charity said bird lime, a sticky substance, was found to have been smeared on the feeders and surrounding greenery to “cruelly trap” birds that came into contact with it.A spokesperson said: “Using this method of trapping causes huge amounts of distress and suffering for the birds and will indiscriminately ensnare anything that comes into contact with it.”If anyone sees the three men described as acting suspiciously in the area again we would urge them to call the police first and contact the RSPCA.” The charity said bird lime, a sticky substance, was found to have been smeared on the feeders and surrounding greenery to “cruelly trap” birds that came into contact with itCredit:RSPCA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.