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The Calgary Police Service was formed in 1885 and has been instrumental in establishing a safe and thriving city since.  As a commitment to the Police Service, the 1885 Society is a group of Calgarians committed to showing appreciation to the members of the Calgary Police Service.  With the help from the 1885 Society and founders J. Murray McCann and Jackson McDonough, Beacons of Hope was born, a concept to inspire Calgarians to reflect, engage and acknowledge the contributions that Calgary Police Service members make each and every day to keep us all safe.

The Beacons of Hope hosted an event on 5/14, where one lantern will be illuminated for each serving member of the Calgary Police Service. The lanterns signify hope in times of darkness and will serve as a constant reminder that though the flame of each lantern may flicker, together, 3,000 lanterns burn bright. Following the lantern illumination, CPS members will each be given a lantern to feel support when they need it most.

To show support of Beacons of Hope, our very own ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu was present, along with Councillor Terry Wong, Councillor Andre Chabot and Councillor Dan McLean.  Councillor Chu was a former Calgary Police Officer for over 21 years, and we thank you and all members of the Calgary Police Service – sworn, civilian, past and present – we thank you for your unwavering and longstanding commitment to keeping our city safe.


For more information on Beacons of Hope and how to get involved, click Home | Beacons of Hope

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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