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Ontario police remember a fallen colleague, Guelph's Constable Jennifer Kovach

Thousands of police officers from across Ontario have gathered in Guelph, Ont., to pay tribute to a policewoman killed in the line of duty last week

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Guelph Police Const. Jennifer Kovach poses with a police cruiser. The 26-year-old died in a car accident Thursday morning when her cruiser hit a city bus. She was responding to another officer’s call for assistance at the time.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Const. Kovach at her funeral at the Sleeman Centre arena.

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Police officers line up as the hearse carrying the casket of Const. Kovach drives along the funeral route.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Const. Kovach. Guelph’s police chief has described Kovach as a vibrant and dynamic woman who fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a police officer.

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Thousands of police officers from across Ontario gathered to pay tribute to Const. Kovach. The Police Association of Ontario said the constable made the ultimate sacrifice to keep her community and coworkers safe. “We celebrate her life and her commitment to the community and profession she served,” the association’s president, Dave McFadden, said in a statement.

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