Honouring Ontario’s Police Officers‏

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Honouring Ontario’s Police Officers

May 5, 2013

Ontario Government Remembers Fallen Officers at Ceremony of Remembrance

Premier Kathleen Wynne honoured two fallen police officers whose names were added to the Ontario Police Memorial at Queen’s Park today.

The 14th annual Ceremony of Remembrance paid tribute to Constable Jennifer Kovach of the Guelph Police Service, who was killed in the line of duty in March, 2013. It also recognized the service of Constable William Rourke, a 22-year veteran of the Cobourg Police who died in service in 1915. He was selected for this honour through historical research.

Ceremony guests included members of police services and associations from across Ontario, Canada and the United States. Staff Sergeant Scott Grover of the Guelph Police Service acted as the Master of Ceremonies.


  • The CN Tower will be illuminated in blue the weekend of May 5 to honour all fallen Ontario police officers.
  • There are 253 names of fallen officers on the memorial dating back to 1804.
  • Rogers TV will broadcast the Ceremony of Remembrance on Sunday, May 12.



“We are indebted to Ontario’s police officers for taking on a profession in which risks are an inherent part of the job. Thanks to the courageous service of our officers, the people of this province can feel safe and secure.”
— Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
“By memorializing those who have passed away in the line of duty, we recognize the sacrifices all officers and their families make every day. Ontario’s police officers put the safety of the community before their own safety, and they deserve our constant appreciation for that.”
— Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services



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