Today, an estimated 12,000 people showed up to honour this fallen officer, including thousands of his comrades from across North America. RCMP officers, Canadian military, Canadian border services officers, and Canadian and American police officers donned their uniforms and joined the funeral procession for one of their own. As a friend of mine noted on Facebook, there was something both profoundly sad and inspiring about watching this.
|Photo: Roger Hallett/The Globe and Mail|
And today, I thank every uniformed public servant, from policy and military to fire fighters and paramedics. For all you do. Thank you.