Mr. Speaker, Corporal Graeme Cumming, a 37-year old member of the RCMP who lived in Lethbridge, was killed in a horrific traffic accident on August 12, 1998. A young truck driver, Daniel Entz, also lost his life.
Corporal Cumming's funeral was in Lethbridge on August 18. Hundreds of police and peace officers from all across Canada and the world joined his wife, Marina, also an RCMP officer in Lethbridge, and friends at the solemn occasion.
Corporal Graeme Cumming was an outstanding police officer, an honourable member of his community, a wonderful husband and a loyal citizen of our country. He left all the communities he served better places for having known and experienced his dedication. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, who worked with him and who had contact with him.
The death of Corporal Cumming underscores the courage and bravery of those whose job it is to serve and protect Canadians wherever they may be.
I ask the House to join with me in remembering Corporal Graeme Cumming. He was a man of great faith and conviction. He will be missed.