In Ottawa today, the names of eight police and peace officers killed in the line of duty were read out at a special ceremony

Thousands of officers from all across the country took part in the 36th National Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial. The memorial honour roll contains the names of more than 800 officers killed on the job, and today the flags in the nation’s capital are flying at half-mast.

And in Alliston, there was a special parade today to help honour our fallen police and peace officers. Since 1998, the last Sunday in September has been Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day.