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We Remember

OPMF49 years ago today...
Detective Sergeant Lorne J. Chapitis serving with the OPP

Det. Sgt. Chapitis of Peterborough District Headquarters and Cpl. James Smith attended a house on Concession 13, Snowdon Township, Haliburton County. Both officers were shot and killed while trying to talk with an armed man who had threatened to take his mother hostage. Lorne was a trained hostage negotiator and was called to come to the Minden Detachment due to a hostage situation. Corporal James Smith was trained in the deployment of tear gas that may be required so he accompanied Detective Sergeant Chapitis on the call. They joined 5 Minden Detachment officers at the location where a mentally disturbed man had taken his mother hostage. Lorne began talking with the suspect, who had asked the officers to come forward to talk. As both Lorne and James walked towards the house with their hands outstretched showing they were unarmed, the suspect fired 3 shots from inside the home, killing Lorne instantly, and leaving James mortally wounded in the snow. Constable Barry Connelly hearing the call of officers dove through a window and overpowered the suspect, until the other officers could get inside and assist him with the arrest.

OPMF49 years ago today...
Corproal James Smith serving with the OPP

Cpl. Smith of Peterborough District Headquarters and Detective Sgt. Loran Chaptis attended a house on Concession 13, Snowdon Township, Haliburton County. Both officers were shot and killed while trying to talk with an armed man who had threatened to take his mother hostage. Corporal James Smith was trained in the deployment of tear gas which may be required at a hostage taking call in the Minden Detachment area, so he accompanied Detective Sergeant Chapitis a trained hostage negotiator on the call. They joined 5 Minden Detachment officers at the location where a mentally disturbed man had threatened to take his mother hostage. Lorne began talking with the suspect, who had asked the officers to come forward to talk. As both Lorne and James walked towards the house with their hands outstretched showing they were unarmed, the suspect fired 3 shots from inside the home, killing Lorne instantly, and leaving James mortally wounded in the snow. Constable Barry Connelly hearing the call of officers dove through a window and overpowered the suspect, until the other officers could get inside and assist him with the arrest.

OPMF87 years ago today...
Constable Roy McQuillin serving with the Toronto Police

On December 11, at approximately 1920 hours, Constable McQuillin was riddled with bullets from a revolver in the hands of a young thief who was driving a stolen car. The vehicle had been pursued and forced to the roadside at Scarlett Road and East Drive in York Township by a police cruiser driven by Constable Haliburton, accompanied by McQuillin. The wounded Constable, was rushed to the General Hospital in a passing car, died before reaching the hospital. The young gunman and his companion who was in the back seat of the stolen car, made their escape after first staging a revolver duel with Constable Haliburton.


 

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