Members of Canada’s Armed Forces spent the day paying respects to one of their own in Wingham on Friday.

Cpl. Matthew Dinning, a military police officer, was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan over eight years ago.

Col. Roberty Delaney, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Commander Canadian Forces Military Police Group, said in a statement, “Cpl. Dinning gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Afghanistan. It is with great honour and pride that we join together with Corporal Dinning’s family and friends to dedicate this bridge in his honour. We will forever be grateful for his commitment to service.”

Friends and family filled the Wingham Legion hall as a bridge on Highway 21 in Bruce County was dedicated in his honour.

Dinning was killed in Kandahar on April 22, 2006 when the military vehicle he was riding in was hit by an improviced explosive device (IED).

Dinning is the second officer with the Military Police to be remembered with a bridge dedication.

To date, 51 bridges and other highway structures in Ontario have been dedicated in honour of police officers killed in the line of duty.