Paying respects - Cyclists in the 2023 Saskatchewan Police Ride to Remember, accompanied by a motorcycle escort, stopped at Shelby Patton Memorial Park in Indian Head on September 23.

Since 2016, Saskatchewan police and peace officers have participated in a Ride to Remember. This year the route included a stop at Shelby Patton Memorial Park in Indian Head.
Following the federal government’s declaration in 1998, and a corresponding determination by the Saskatchewan government in 2003, that the last Sunday in September be observed as the Canadian Police and Peace Officer Memorial Day, a Police Memorial Ride to Remember was organized in Ontario and Saskatchewan. The event is intended to commemorate fallen service men and women, and demonstrate appreciation for those who continue to protect and serve Canadians.
Twenty-five cyclists wearing red and black shirts with a blue memorial ribbon printed on the back, joined the 8th annual Saskatchewan Ride to Remember that took place Sept. 21 to 24. The riders were escorted by motorcyclists from the RCMP, Saskatoon and Regina Police Service. The group met in Regina and rode to Moose Jaw the first day, continuing the route to Weyburn on Friday. The 187 km ride back to Regina on Saturday included a stop at Indian Head, allowing cyclists an opportunity to pay their respects at the Shelby Patton Memorial Park. Cst. Shelby Patton served with the Indian Head RCMP Detachment for six years before he was killed while responding to a call in Wolseley on June 12, 2021. On Sunday, the cyclists concluded their Ride to Remember by participating in the Police and Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony at the Saskatchewan Legislative building.

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