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John Moyes

Peterborough Police

November 2nd, 1942

Age: 45 / 2 years service




At approximately 0045 hours on November 1, 1942 Constable Moyes, while on foot, was struck by a speeding vehicle while attempting to stop two racing vehicles. He was struck and thrown against the front of his cruiser and died the following day from his injuries.

Constable Moyes was the first recorded police officer of the Peterborough Police to die from injuries received while on duty. The driver of the vehicle responsible was apprehended and convicted of reckless driving.