Photo of the Wall of HonourIn 2005, police officers from the Surrey RCMP began a campaign to fund-raise for, design and implement a dedication wall to honour four fallen officers who died while on duty in Surrey.

With tremendous support from fellow Surrey officers as well as City of Surrey staff the money was raised to bring this "Wall of Honour" to fruition. This was done through the selling of RCMP Lanyards and money raised at a Surrey Detachment Regimental Ball.

The Wall of Honour was unveiled on October 19, 2006 and was attended by police officers from the Surrey RCMP, municipal staff and RCMP Veterans. The ceremony was preceded on by the Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP, Chief Superintendent Fraser MacRae, as well as Bev Busson then Deputy Commissioner - Pacific Region and Commanding Officer "E" Division. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and Council members also attended.

The Wall of Honour is located in the central atrium of the Surrey Detachment, as a reminder to all those who pass by of those who have served before them and lost their lives while on duty. They are:

Photo of Cst. Archille Octave Maxime LEPINECst. Archille Octave Maxime LEPINE

On July 15, 1962, Cst. Lepine was posted to the Patullo Bridge Unit in Surrey. He was driving a police motorcycle on King George Highway when a vehicle turned left in front of him. As a result of injuries suffered from the collision, he Cst. Lepine passed away in hospital on July 19, 1962.
 

 

Photo of Cst. Roger Emile PIERLETCst. Roger Emile PIERLET

On March 29, 1974, Cst. Pierlet was working his last shift before taking time off to be married. He noticed a vehicle being driven erratically, and after stopping the vehicle was fatally shot. The driver and passenger were sentenced to death and the sentences were later changed to life imprisonment.

 

 

Photo of Cst. John Terrance DRAGINDACst. John Terrance DRAGINDA

On September 29, 1974, Cst. Draginda was on General Duty at Surrey Detachment, riding with an Auxiliary Cst. when, in responding to a report of a motor vehicle accident, they were involved in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of 152 Street and 96 Avenue. Cst. Draginda and two people in the other vehicle were killed.

 

Photo of Cst. John Brian BALDWINSON Cst. John Brian BALDWINSON

On October 28, 1975, Cst. Baldwinson was on the General Investigation Section at Surrey Detachment and driving back to the Detachment. It was late at night, with poor visibility and he had just passed another police vehicle on Pacific Highway #15, when he collided with a horse on the roadway. Cst. Baldwinson died as a result.

 

photo of Cst. Adrian OLIVERCst. Adrian OLIVER

On November 12, 2012 Cst. Oliver was on General Duty at Surrey Detachment and driving back to the Detachment when, in responding to a report of stolen vehicle, he was involved in a collision with a semi tractor trailer at the intersection of 148 Street and 64 Avenue. Cst. Oliver passed away as a result of this collision.