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Police from Manitoba to pay respects to slain Moncton officers

At Winnipeg D Division headquarters the RCMP memorial for Mounties who lost their lives on duty is adorned with flags, wreaths, flowers and messages of condolence on the day of the funerals for RCMP officers killed in Moncton.

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At Winnipeg D Division headquarters the RCMP memorial for Mounties who lost their lives on duty is adorned with flags, wreaths, flowers and messages of condolence on the day of the funerals for RCMP officers killed in Moncton. (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

The commanding officer of the RCMP in Manitoba is one of seven members from the province that will attend the funeral for the slain officers in Moncton.

The RCMP delegation from Manitoba will be led by Assistant Commissioner Kevin Brosseau, the commanding officer of D Division, and Staff Sgt. Major Wayne Foster.

Five other RCMP officers will attend the funeral today. All has a connection to either the fallen officers or to the province of New Brunswick

They are serving in Winnipeg, Steinbach and Portage la Prairie.

The Winnipeg Police Service is also sending four officers to the funeral today, including Deputy Chief Dave Thorne.

A book of condolence will be set up in the foyer at D Division headquarters at 1091 Portage Ave., and members of the public are welcome to sign. Condolences can be emailed to condolences_condoleances@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

The RCMP Foundation has set up the Moncton Memorial Fund in memory of the three fallen officers. Donations can be made online only.

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