Fallen Heroes

Honouring Our Fallen Police and Peace Officers

This Heroes page salutes the men and women in uniform who work to protect Canadians from the crimes and criminals such as those detailed on this site.

This page is dedicated to the memory of Police and Peace Officers in Canada who have died while serving their communities.

When an officer dies in the line of duty, while protecting the peace and people of this country, his or her death should be honoured and never forgotten.

We extend our thoughts and prayers to the friends, family and fellow officers of the following heroes:

June 8, 2015: Const. Daniel Woodall, 35, was shot and killed in Edmonton, Alberta.

January 21, 2015: Const. David Wynn, 42, was shot and killed in St. Albert, Alberta.

June 4, 2014: Const. David Ross, 32, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, and Const. Douglas James Larche, 40, were killed by a lone gunman in Moncton, New Brunswick.

May 7, 2014: Constable Joseph Prevett, 50, of the Thunder Bay Police Service in Ontario, died of a heart attack while participating in a training exercise.

December 2, 2013: Constable John Zivcic, 34, of the Toronto Police Service, Ontario, died of injuries sustained in a car crash.

November 29, 2013: Constable Michael Pegg, 36, of the York Regional Police Service, Ontario, died of complications from a training accident.

May 31, 2013: Conservation Officer Justin Knackstedt, 23, of the Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management, Saskatchewan, was struck and killed by a drunken driver on Highway 11 while he and other officers were diverting traffic at the scene of an accident.

March 14, 2013: Constable Jennifer Kovach, 26, of the Guelph Police Service, Ontario, was killed when her patrol car collided with a transit bus while she was responding to a call.

March 2, 2013: Constable Steve Dery, 27, of the Kativik Regional Police Force, Québec, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call.

February 21, 2013: Fish & Wildlife Officer Howard Lavers, 57, of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division, drowned after his snowmobile broke through ice on Eastern Bluey Pond while he was on patrol.

November 13, 2012: Constable Adrian Oliver, 28, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police, died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Surrey, British Columbia.

September 26, 2012: Constable Katia Hadouchi, 23, of the Sûreté du Québec, was killed in a car accident while responding to a domestic violence call in Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare.

August 10, 2012: Foothills, Alberta Peace Officer Rod Lazenby, was fatally injured while responding to a dog-related complaint at a home near Priddis.

July 20, 2012: Constable Derek Pineo, 38, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was killed in a single vehicle crash near Wilkie, Saskatchewan.

December 1, 2011: Police de Bromont, Quebec, Officer Vincent Roy, 37, was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 139.

June 28, 2011: York Regional Police Constable Garrett Styles, 32, was killed when the van he pulled over dragged him for approx. 300 meters before rolling over, pinning him beneath it.

January 12, 2011: Toronto Police Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35, was struck and killed by a stolen snowplow.

November 14, 2010: Constable Sébastien Coghlan-Goyette, 25, was killed in an automobile accident while responding to an emergency call.

July 13, 2010: RCMP Mayo Detachment, YK, Constable Michael Potvin, 26, drowned in Stewart River after police boat he was a passenger in capsized.

June 21, 2010: Constable Chelsey Robinson, 25, was killed in an automobile accident while looking for a drunk driver in Edmonton, Alta.

March, 2010: Ontario Provincial Police Constable Vu Pham was shot and killed after pulling over a pickup truck on a rural road northwest of London, Ont. Fred Preston, 70, was charged with first-degree murder, but died later in a London hospital.

March, 2010: Peel police officer Artem (James) Ochakovsky was killed in a car crash in Brampton, Ont., while on general patrol.

December, 2009: Ottawa police Constable Eric Czapnik was stabbed to death while sitting in his police cruiser. A Saskatchewan RCMP officer was later charged with first-degree murder in Constable Czapnik’s death.

September, 2009: Lévis police service’s Constable Melanie Roy was killed after she lost control her patrol car and struck a bridge support while responding to an emergency call.

July 2009: Constable Alan Hack, an Ontario Provincial Police officer, died after an asphalt truck collided with his police cruiser southwest of London, Ont.

May, 2009: Constable James Lundblad of the RCMP traffic unit was killed after his marked RCMP car was hit by a grain truck south of Edmonton.

September, 2008: Constable Éric Lavoie, 32, died of injuries sustained in 2005 when he was involved in an automobile accident while responding to an emergency call.

November, 2007: Constable Douglas Scott, an RCMP officer in Baffin Island, was shot and killed while responding to a call about an impaired driver.

October, 2007: Constable Christopher John Worden was shot and killed in Hay River, NWT, after responding alone to a routine call. Emrah Bulatci, 23, was found guilty of first-degree murder two years later.

August, 2007: Constable Robert Plunkett, a 22-year veteran of York Regional Police, was dragged to his death after attempting to arrest a man suspected of trying to steal airbags. The driver threw the car into reverse, trapping Constable Plunkett by the open driver’s-side door before slamming into a tree.

March, 2007: Constable Daniel Tessier, an officer with Police de Laval, was shot and killed during a drug bust in Brossard, Que. The man accused of his murder was acquitted but served five months in jail on weapons charges.

November, 2006: Ontario Provincial Police Constable David Mounsey was killed in a traffic collision in Huron County.

July, 2006: Saskatchewan RCMP Constables Marc Bourdages and Robin Cameron were shot and killed while responding to an assault call in Spiritwood, Sask. The man accused of the shooting was convicted of murder.

May, 2006: Windsor police Constable John Atkinson was shot in the face during a drug investigation in Windsor, Ont. Nikkolas Brennan, 20, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

May, 2006: Sault Ste. Marie Constable Donald Doucet was killed in a vehicle collision.

April, 2006: After responding to a Domestic dispute in 2001, Constable John David Goyer suffered injuries which led to him developing ALS. He died from the disease five years later.

March, 2005: RCMP Constables Brock Myrol, Peter Schiemann, Tony Gordon and Leo Johnston were killed by James Rosko during a standoff in Mayerthorpe.

Regards,
Cleo

If any have been omitted, please contact us with the details.

3 Responses to Fallen Heroes

  1. Bengalpuss says:

    Definately heroes, the men and women in law enforcement risk their lives everytime they go to work to protect us, what they do when they put that uniform on leaves me in awe. RIP to all those who lost their lives trying to protect the public.

  2. Kathleen L. Arnason says:

    It’s interesting that very few of these people were actually killed by criminals. Most died in car accidents or training exercises. Maybe they should take better driving training and have physicals before engaging in vigorous exercise? Just a thought. Saying they died in the line of duty protecting us is a huge stretch. They died driving like idiots and probably hurt or killed innocent people while driving like idiots.

    • Bengalpuss says:

      kathleen, does that include cops that get shot dead? When these guys get killed in a car accident, they were in pursuit of idiots who are committing crimes and hell bent on getting away from the police no matter what. Those guys are damm good drivers but even if Lewis Hamilton was in pursuit of one of those idiots even he coulda screwed up. It doesn’t matter if it was a car accident or getting shot, they still died protecting us, I for one am very grateful to them everyday.

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