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Philip H. de La Rue

OPP ~ Matheson Detachment

May 25th, 1957

Age: 23 / 2 years service




Constable de La Rue was traveling at a fast rate of speed when his cruiser struck a frost heave in the pavement. The cruiser sideswiped an oncoming pickup truck and overturned into a ditch. Constable de La Rue was thrown from the vehicle and succumed to his injuries at the Bingham Hospital in Matheson.

Philip was engaged to be married to a nurse who worked at the hospital, at the time of his death.