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On this date, we remember...
39 years ago today...
Constable Percival B. Cummins serving with the Metropolitan Toronto Police
Constables Percy Cummins and Michael Jones responded to a man gone berserk call on Symington Avenue on September 23, 1981. Cautiously, they made their way to the second floor of the three storey rooming house. Here they met Jamaican immigrant, Desmond Pert, 21. The officers followed him into his room. A scuffle ensued and shots were fired. Cummins fell to the floor. Two hours later he was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Medical Centre. Jones was wounded in the hand. Constables Hartl and Packard arrived on the scene. When Pert aimed his revolver at Hartl, the officer fired, severely wounding Pert.
63 years ago today...
Constable Ronald Pitt serving with the Morrisburg Police
On August 24, 1957, Constable Pitt pursued a stolen vehicle and stopped it on Lakeshore Drive in the Village of Morrisburg. Two unknown occupants fled the vehicle into the bush. Constable Pitt gave chase and was shot. He was taken to hospital in Montreal where he died from his injuries on September 23, 1957.