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Port Dover Police Honour Roll
June, about 70 years ago...
Port Dover Police
June 2nd, 1951
DETAILS: During the evening of June 2, 1951, Cst. Frank Hare and Chief of Police Ivan Irwin were on patrol in the newly donated police truck donated by the local Lionâ€™ s Club and were pursuing a vehicle when they crossed the level railway crossing and were struck broadsided by a train. The police truck was struck in the driverâ€™ s door and rolled over coming to rest back on its wheels thirty feet away from the tracks. Cst. Hare died from his injuries upon arrival at Norfolk General Hospital. Chief Irwin received minor injuries in the collision.