Final stretch of Run to Remember leaves Brockville

In this photo from the O.P.P. East Region Twitter account, National Peace Officer Memorial Run members finish day one in Cobourg, Ont. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. The officer run is in Brockville and will be heading to Ottawa today (Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019). (Twitter/@OPP_ER via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – Scores of police officers are setting off on the final 116 kilometer leg of their National Peace Officer Memorial Run.

The officers have been on a three day, 460 kilometer journey from Toronto to Ottawa, where they will join the National Peace Officer Memorial on Parliament Hill on Sunday.

Up to 200 officers from various forces are taking part in the run, dubbed the “Run to Remember.”

The officers, participating in a relay format, will leave Brockville at 8 a.m. today (Saturday) and will travel along County Road 2 to Cardinal then north to Brewer Park near Carleton University before heading to Parliament Hill.

The O.P.P. is encouraging people to come out and support the runners as they complete the journey to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

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