June 6, 2014 11:08 am

Police officers in Winnipeg make public show of support for RCMP

Winnipeg police officers and cadets, Military Police officers and others pay tribute at RCMP D Division HQ in Winnipeg to fallen Moncton Mounties on Thursday, June 5, 2014

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WINNIPEG – Police officers in Manitoba’s capital put on a moving show of support for their RCMP colleagues, as they mourn three killed and two wounded Mounties in New Brunswick.

A convoy of police cruisers from the Winnipeg Police, Winnipeg Police Cadets, Military Police and others lined Portage Avenue with emergency lights flashing, in front of RCMP D Division headquarters Thursday evening.

Officers stood a silent vigil facing the RCMP building, where flags were already at half -mast and other mourners had left flowers.

“We stand together,” Winnipeg police posted on their Twitter account in response to images of the vigil posted by Twitter user @autfur.

The Winnipeg Police Association, the union that represents rank and file members of the city police force, posted this message of support on its website Thursday.

“Our profound sympathies and prayers are with the families of the fallen, as well as the officers who continue to do their difficult and dangerous jobs in the shadow of this tragedy. We hope the injured officers will have a speedy and full recovery and no others come to harm before this incident is concluded.”

Winnipeg police officers and cadets, Military Police officers and others pay tribute atRCMP D Division HQ in Winnipeg to fallen Moncton Mounties on Thursday, June 5, 2014

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