Constable

Kenneth M. Swett

OPP ~ Ottawa Detachment

July 17th, 1981

Age: 30 / 7 years service

 

Kenneth M. Swett was Married with 2 Children.

 


Circumstances

While transporting an assault victim from Ottawa to Renfrew, Constable Swett received a radio message to be on the alert for a drunk driver from Arnprior heading east. While negotiating a curve to the left, Swett was confronted by an eastbound vehicle veering into the westbound lanes. Swett drove to the right but was struck on the north shoulder. Both vehicles burst into flames killing PC Swett, his passenger and the driver of the other car. The driver of the other car was the impaired driver about whom Swett had been warned.