Four names added to RCMP cenotaph in Regina

Photo supplied by RCMP / jpg Supt. Dennis Edward Massey Const. Gerald Fortis, who served April 30, 1990, to Dec. 25, 1997. He died when he lost control of his police car due to icy road conditions, striking a concrete pillar, near Chilliwack, B.C. Photo supplied by RCMP / jpg Const. Gerald Fortis Supt. Dennis Edward Massey, who served Sept. 22, 1969, to Dec. 18, 2002. He died from injuries sustained when a tanker truck hit his police car in Calgary, Alta.The ceremony begins with a parade at 8:45 a.m. by regular members, auxiliary members, cadets and veterans on Sleigh Square at Depot. A chapel service follows at 10 a.m. and a short ceremony at the memorial wall in the RCMP cemetery.RCMP will stream the parade and chapel service live on Facebook. Photo supplied by RCMP / jpg Const. Leo Tyler Francis, who served Oct.16, 1987 to July 5, 1996. He died from injuries sustained when he was accidentally crushed between a police car and RCMP motor home in Oromocto, NB. Const. Leo Tyler Francis Four names will be added to the RCMP cenotaph, honour roll book and memorial wall during the RCMP National Memorial Service on Sunday at the RCMP Academy, Depot Division, in Regina.The service, held annually on the second Sunday in September, honours regular members, special constables, auxiliary constables and civilian members who have lost their lives in response to an operational policing duty in which there was the element of life-threatening risk.With the addition of the four names this weekend, the total number of fallen members honoured will be 243 since the creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873. The first memorial service was held in 1935.Added this year are:Sgt. Donald F. Forbes, who served from Nov. 23, 1908, to July 17, 1920. He died after being thrown from his horse in Battleford.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.

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