Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2 : 15 p.m.
Honoring those who served
A small ceremony, to honor retired members of the Cornwall Community Police force, took place on June 20 at police headquarters.More than 20 retired workers took part in the Retiree Wall unveiling.
“In 2012, we were shocked by the sudden death of a young police officer,” explained Josée Lalonde, dispatcher for 17 years and initiator of the project. “To honor him, we had his obituary cut out and posted on a board here at the station. That’s when I realized we needed more to honor the ones who had served our community.”
The wall, which contains the name of several retired officers, was unveiled
after several months of planning. “The Police Board was happy to help,” said
councillor and board member André Rivette, holding back tears. Your names will
forever be etched on the wall. I want to congratulate everyone!”