Police officers in Winnipeg make public show of support for RCMP
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.