Constable

Norman F. Maker

Peterborough Police

May 3rd, 1928

Age: 32 / 6 years service

 

Norman F. Maker was Married with 2 Children.

 


Circumstances

While responding to a call stating that a David Montgomery was causing trouble and possibly possessed a gun, Cst. Maker and another officer proceeded to the Montgomery Hotel where Mr. Montgomery acknowledged that he did have a gun and that he would give it to them. As he ran upstairs with the officers close behind, Montgomery suddenly reappeared with a revolver in his hand and fired point blank. As the officers retreated, Montgomery, in pursuit, fired again, hitting and killing Officer Maker and wounding the other officer. The Peterborough Police took chase as Montgomery fled and, as he was attempting to shoot the officers, he was fatally shot.