March 04, 2005
May They Rest In Peace

Const. Peter Christopher Schiemann, 25;

Const. Anthony Fitzgerald Orion Gordon, 28;

Const. Lionide Nicholas Johnston, 32,

Const. Brock Warren Myrol, 29.

In the words of the RCMP Commissioner Giuliano (Zack) Zaccardelli, "They went to work not knowing today they would be asked to make the ultimate sacrifice".

CTV has a good article here about the officers. I'm still having a difficult time with this. My brother announced today he will go to the funerals. He and two other officer friends will make the 12 hour trip.

A couple things occur to me though...what are the rules on half-mast flags and is it just a request not a requirement? I saw flags 3/4-mast and even 1/4-mast, and further still, many more that continue to fly at full-mast. Especially those at places like McDonalds and some private schools. I think it's only a matter of respect that the flags should be dropped across the board, at least until the services have been completed.

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