Memorial to Honour Fallen Police, Firefighters, Workers

By Sarah Klein

Robert Belanger, president of the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation, speaks during an announcement on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 to create a joint monument to honour three levels of workers. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
An artist’s rendering of the future memorial to honour Manitoba’s fallen peace officers, firefighters and labour workers. (UNITED FIRE FIGHTERS OF WINNIPEG)

A three-monument memorial will honour and recognize Manitoba’s fallen peace officers, firefighters and labour workers.

During a joint announcement at the Manitoba legislature on Tuesday, the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation, the Firefighters Memorial Foundation and the Workers Memorial Foundation outlined their plans for the monument.

“This memorial will pay tribute to our brothers and sisters who lost their lives while on the job,” a joint statement read. “This will give their families a place to gather and remember them while at the same time giving Manitobans a place to pay their respects and say thank you.”

The design, cost and construction timelines are in the early stages of development. The three organizations said they are committed to working together with the provincial government to build the monuments as quickly as possible.

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