Constable

David Goldsworthy

Metropolitan Toronto Police

October 5th, 1969

Age: 25 / 4 years service

 

David Goldsworthy was Married.

 


Circumstances

At 0140 hours, October 6, 1969, Vito Cosentino, a catering service employee, noticed a police car with its lights on parked on Gary Ray Drive in North York. There was no one in the car. When Cosentino saw the car again at 0330 hours he called police. The body of Constable Goldsworthy was found in an adjoining field. He had been shot in the chest, mouth and neck. The slain officer's notebook was found beside his body with the word, Vincenzo scrawled across one page.


The major break in the case came four days later when an employee of the West York Restaurant on St. Clair West found a .38 calibre Brazilian made snub-nosed revolver in the water tank of a toilet. It proved to be the murder weapon. The gun was traced through the U.S. underworld as being purchased by Vincenzo Fazzri of Toronto. Fazzri pleaded guilty to non-capital murder and received the maximum sentence of life imprisonment. He has since been released on parole. Constable Goldsworthy was awarded the Metropolitan Toronto Police Medal of Honour posthumously.