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Charles Mercier

OPP ~ Niagara Falls Detachment

September 30th, 1999

Age: 34 / 13 years service


Charles Mercier was Married with 2 Children.



Cst. Mercier was working a paid duty at the base of the Garden City Skyway bridge. He was parked in his fully marked OPP cruiser half on the shoulder and half on the grass with all emergency lights activated. The right hand lane of the bridge was closed for repairs and the cruiser was needed to slow down the speed of traffic during the rush hour periods. The driver of a large cube truck was Niagara bound in the left hand lane when the driver fell asleep and crossed the middle active lane onto the shoulder striking Cst. Merciers cruiser. Chuck died from his injuries.