Constable

Frank Hare

Port Dover Police

June 2nd, 1951

Age: 44

 

Frank Hare was Married to May Lydia Bush on 17 Feb 1943. They had no children.

 


Circumstances

During the evening of June 2, 1951, Cst. Frank Hare and Chief of Police Ivan Irwin were on patrol in the newly donated police truck donated by the local Lion’ s Club and were pursuing a vehicle when they crossed the level railway crossing and were struck broadsided by a train. The police truck was struck in the driver’ s door and rolled over coming to rest back on its wheels thirty feet away from the tracks. Cst. Hare died from his injuries upon arrival at Norfolk General Hospital. Chief Irwin received minor injuries in the collision.