Welcome to the Stop Hate 2000 memorial for the policemen killed in the line of duty. Our memorials are reserved for the victims of hate crimes. Some people involved in human rights work around the world may wonder why we have a memorial page for fallen police officers. Most police officers killed on the job are not victims of hate crimes. There are times when those who are concerned about human rights and hate crimes feel frustrated with the police. In some cases, the police appear to be less enthusiastic about investigating crimes against members of minority groups. In a few countries, the police may actually be involved in crimes against some minority groups.
There are, however, many times when the police have protected minority groups and other people in danger. We appreciate the efforts of police officers who are working hard to eliminate hate crimes and to make society a safer place for all people.
March 10, 2005 a public memorial service was held for four murdered Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables. All four constables were murdered the same day by one man. This was the most RCMP constables killed on the job in one day in over 100 years. The murderer took his own life. The memorial service held in Edmonton, Canada had up to an estimated 10,000 police officers from across Canada and the United States in attendance. An estimated 15,000 people attended the memorial service, as Albertans, Canadians and the Americans paid their respect to four young police constables who died in service to their country.
Stop Hate 2000 would like to honor the young constables who were murdered.
Peter Shiemann - 25 years old
Brock Myrol - 29 years old
Leo Johnston - 32 years old
Anthony Gordon - 28 years old
More information about the RCMP constables can be found at the following web sites:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation National Web site.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Edmonton.
This page is in honor and memory of all police officers who have been murdered. The names of police officers killed while on duty can be added to the list by emailing us their names and the police force they served.