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As official funeral services unfolded for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B. Tuesday, Manitobans turned out to pay tribute at a local memorial ceremony.

  • Const. Bruce Mellor, one of two honourary sentries, participates in a wreath-laying ceremony in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

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    Const. Bruce Mellor, one of two honourary sentries, participates in a wreath-laying ceremony in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

  • A wreath-laying ceremony on Portage Avenue Tuesday allowed Manitoba's RCMP D Division to honour the three Moncton officers who died following a shootout last week. The ceremony included Attorney General Andrew Swan, left, Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis, centre, and Premier Greg Selinger.

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    A wreath-laying ceremony on Portage Avenue Tuesday allowed Manitoba's RCMP D Division to honour the three Moncton officers who died following a shootout last week. The ceremony included Attorney General Andrew Swan, left, Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis, centre, and Premier Greg Selinger.

  • RCMP Chief Superintendent Scott Kolody lays a wreath during the RCMP D Division's memorial service in Winnipeg Tuesday.

    Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press

    RCMP Chief Superintendent Scott Kolody lays a wreath during the RCMP D Division's memorial service in Winnipeg Tuesday.

  • The brief wreath-laying service drew a small crowd, who showed support in the form of flowers and messages of condolence to Manitoba's RCMP D Division in the wake of the Moncton shooting.

    Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press files

    The brief wreath-laying service drew a small crowd, who showed support in the form of flowers and messages of condolence to Manitoba's RCMP D Division in the wake of the Moncton shooting.

  • Nadine Larche with her daughters Mia, wearing her dad's Stetson, Lauren, right, and Alexa, along with family members, wait for the procession at the regimental funeral for her husband, Const. Douglas James Larche, and two other officers at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday. Const. David Ross, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Larche were killed in a shooting spree last Wednesday. Justin Bourque, 24, is facing three charges of first-degree murder and two charges of attempted murder.

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    Nadine Larche with her daughters Mia, wearing her dad's Stetson, Lauren, right, and Alexa, along with family members, wait for the procession at the regimental funeral for her husband, Const. Douglas James Larche, and two other officers at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday. Const. David Ross, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Larche were killed in a shooting spree last Wednesday. Justin Bourque, 24, is facing three charges of first-degree murder and two charges of attempted murder.

  • RCMP police dog Danny sniffs the Stetson of his partner, slain Const. David Ross, during the funeral procession for the three RCMP officers who were killed in the line of duty, at their regimental funeral in Moncton.

    Andrew Vaughan / The Canadian Press

    RCMP police dog Danny sniffs the Stetson of his partner, slain Const. David Ross, during the funeral procession for the three RCMP officers who were killed in the line of duty, at their regimental funeral in Moncton.

  • A woman places her hand over her heart as RCMP officers march in a procession on their way to the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton on Tuesday.

    Marc Grandmaison / The Canadian Press

    A woman places her hand over her heart as RCMP officers march in a procession on their way to the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton on Tuesday.

  • A young girl holds up and RCMP sweatshirt with words of encouragement and photos of slain officers attached during the funeral procession in Moncton.

    Marc Grandmaison / The Canadian Press

    A young girl holds up and RCMP sweatshirt with words of encouragement and photos of slain officers attached during the funeral procession in Moncton.

  • Stetsons rest on the caskets of the three slain RCMP officers, Const Dave Ross, Const. Douglas Larche and Const. Fabrice Gevaudan.

    Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press

    Stetsons rest on the caskets of the three slain RCMP officers, Const Dave Ross, Const. Douglas Larche and Const. Fabrice Gevaudan.

  • An RCMP officer tries to contain his emotions at the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday

    Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press

    An RCMP officer tries to contain his emotions at the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday

  • RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson (right) presents Const. Dave Ross's widow Rachael with the slain RCMP officer's Stetson at a regimental funeral for the three slain officers.

    Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press

    RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson (right) presents Const. Dave Ross's widow Rachael with the slain RCMP officer's Stetson at a regimental funeral for the three slain officers.

  • RCMP Officers flank a portrait of slain RCMP officer Const. Douglas Larche during the regimental funeral in Moncton Tuesday.

    Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press

    RCMP Officers flank a portrait of slain RCMP officer Const. Douglas Larche during the regimental funeral in Moncton Tuesday.

  • Prime Minister Steven Harper delivers flowers to the RCMP Headquarters in Moncton, N.B., following the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers.

    Marc Grandmaison / The Canadian Press

    Prime Minister Steven Harper delivers flowers to the RCMP Headquarters in Moncton, N.B., following the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers.

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