Flags will be at half-mast Sunday for Peace Officer and Police Memorial Day.
It is a day to commemorate Alberta police and peace officers that have fallen while in the line of duty.
Staff Sargent Jim McDonald says those that are left behind do have someone to lean on.
“Co-workers, families and friends are often the first line of support. Different law enforcement agencies will also have varying assistance programs for their officers, employees and their families. The RCMP have several programs, which include a chaplaincy program, spiritual and religious care, a peer-to-peer program to provide information on the services available through Health Canada’s Employee Assistance services, as well as access to professional counselling and other mental health services.”
There has been four officers from the Peace that have passed while in uniform.
In 1919, Staff Sargent George Bossange was struck by lightning while on patrol on horseback near Spirit River.
Corpoal Archie Harvey was shot and killed in Grande Prairie while investigating another killing in 1967.
Grande Prairie Constable Brent Veefkind died in a 1993 crash near Bezanson.
And in 2000, Constable Noel Sadee was killed when he was struck by an out of control bus near Desmarais.