The Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS), along with law enforcement friends and supporters celebrated Labour Day in Sudbury by taking part in the GSPS Memorial Run and other events at the .James Jerome Sports Complex
The event began with the GSPS running team, accompanied by police cyclists, at the Constable Joe MacDonald Memorial Park on Lasalle Boulevard and continued to the James Jerome Sports Complex on Centennial Drive.
The group continued along Notre Dave Avenue and Paris Street to join the Joe MacDonald Youth Football League (JMYFL) 30th Anniversary celebration which was taking place at the Jerome complex.
Along with official observances at the complex, members of police service, footballers, friends and family members were invited to take part in a one kilometre lap at the complex.
The one-K lap. combined with the seven-k run from Lasalle, signified a tribute to the eight fallen police officers that have served Sudbury over the years.
The running/walking event is held each year to raise awareness to and commemorate the service the eight officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Those officers were:
-Sergeant Richard "Rick" McDonald
July 30, 1961 - July 28, 1999
-Constable Joseph "Joe" MacDonald
December 10, 1963 - October 7, 1993
-Sergeant Laurier Quesnel
November 27, 1930 - October 14, 1965
-Constable Ernest Paul
February 1, 1915 - May 28, 1955
-Constable Gerry Dault
March 17, 1917 - June 18, 1949
-Constable Edward Terrell
September 4, 1920 - June 18, 1949
-Sergeant Frederick Davidson
August 20, 1900 - July 20, 1937
-Constable Albert Nault
=September 6, 1896 - December 21, 1931