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In The Line Of Duty
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Sunday, March 20, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Rcently in Alberta four young members of Canada's RCMP, an elite world famous police force, were shot down in cold blood by sniper fire when investigating a suspected drug warehouse. The sniper then cowardly turned the weapon on himself...

In The Line Of Duty


They are the cream of our nation’s best

They are the very few who could pass the test

They are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

And to preserve the law they will not rest


Their tunics scarlet red with Sam Browne belt

Yellow striped trousers and hat of felt

On horseback, in cruisers, and water craft too

They always get their man, it’s what they do


In Alberta four brave officers all went out

Their orders clear their was no doubt

Suddenly sniper fire pierced the quiet air

Screaming lead stole young lives without a care


Then the excuse of a man who shot them from high

Gave one weak demented coward’s cry

Turning the rifle he took his useless life

Leaving all of us to just ask why


A nation watched, a country mourned

The flag draped caskets so adorned

Four unsaddled horses drifted off alone

Their riders no more to come home.




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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/21/2005
Oh this is sad Felix!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E. Richardson 3/20/2005
very well done...excellent tribute.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/20/2005
a very sad and extrememly well written tribute to Canada's fallen heroes ...
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/20/2005
This is such a sad tribute to such fearless men. May the Lord be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love inmy heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & (((HUGS))), Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 3/20/2005
Excellent poem of tribute Felix...sad world in which we live.

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/20/2005
This is so very sad, Felix. Why didn't that guy just shoot himself and leave the Mounties alone? It makes no sense, does it. Some people just have no regard for life, their own or others. What a terrible shame it is.
Take care,
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/20/2005
I felt that one to the core because of what happened because of my husband and the fact that he worked in law enforcement for years.. Thanks for the tribute and memorial to them.

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