David M. Perry

RCMP ~ Orillia Detachment

June 7th, 1958

Age: 19 / 14 months of service with the RCMP.




While traveling to Georgina Island to conduct a surprise raid for alcohol on the Native Reserve, a storm blew up on Lake Simcoe. The boat was swamped and the boat and bodies were found over the next few days.

This tragedy is the largest loss of life suffered by the RCMP anywhere in Canada.