In Honour Of

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George E. J. Lewisphoto_lewis

April 1929-May 1936

On May 23, 1936, Constable Lewis, a seven year member of the Sarnia Police Department, along with three other members of the department, responded to a robbery in progress call at a local liquor store in Sarnia.

Lewis was the first officer to respond and enter the liquor store. Upon entering the business, he was fatally wounded at point blank range by the notorious bank robber and life time criminal, Norman “Red” Ryan.

The three other officers engaged in a gun fight with Ryan and his accomplice Harry Checkley, resulting in the deaths of the two suspects.

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George Roy Vanderveerphoto_vanderveer-1944

July 1936 – Mar 1944

On March 22, 1944, Constable Vanderveer, an eight year member of the Sarnia Police Department, while operating a motorcycle was in pursuit of a vehicle southbound on Highway 40 in Sarnia. During the pursuit he was in a collision with a train at a level crossing and was killed instantly.

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In Memory Of

The following sworn members have passed while being a life time member of the Association.

  • John Cranmer July 1921 – Nov1951
  • Clarence Taylor Feb 1945 – Oct 1955
  • Ernie Nixon Sept 1923 – May 1957
  • P.C. Andrews Jan 1943 – Dec 1966
  • Maurice Catt Feb 1943 – Apr 1970
  • Douglas Ross Feb 1952 – Apr 1973
  • George Nicholson Oct 1964 – June 1989
  • Ernie Duffield June 1936 – Dec 1970
  • Gerald Benson June 1972 – June1998
  • Ross Wyant Sept 1956 – June 1985
  • Frank McGirr Jan 1924 – Oct 1956
  • Donald Giffin Mar 1950 – July 1989
  • Rex Hovey Jan 1943 – July 1977
  • Robert Myles Apr 1941 – July 1973
  • Leo Cloutier May 1968 – May 1994
  • W.F Simpkins Aug 1927 – Apr 1956
  • M.C. Jones Mar 1942 – July 1964
  • David Millard Feb 1956 – Sept 1973
  • Raymond Campbell Feb 1943 – Nov 1970
  • Kenneth Smith Sept 1947 – Feb 1985
  • William Brown June 1953 – June 1984
  • James Torrance Mar 1929 – Mar 1971
  • Franklin Lademer Sept 1957 – Sept 1987
  • George Smith May 1927 – Oct 1952
  • John Henderson Oct 1954 – Oct 1981
  • Clayton Jones Mar 1951 – Mar 1981
  • Harold Wark Dec 1956 – Sept 1983
  • Robert Cook Mar 1951 – June 1987
  • S.C. Pratt July 1921 – May 1953
  • H. Simpkins Sept 1929 – Aug 1964
  • John Zonneville Mar 1960 – Nov 1973
  • Herald Murray Feb 1950 – Mar 1982
  • Clifford Sproule Mar 1950 – Aug 1971
  • Bruce Larsen Nov 1956 – Jan 1987
  • Hartley Nutter Feb 1957 – Jan 1986
  • W.J. Lannin July 1921 – July 1942
  • Donald Sawdon Feb 1932 – Oct 1972
  • Donald Monaghan Aug 1957 – June 1995
  • Roland Phibbs Jan 1963 – Feb 1991
  • Charles S. Staniforth Nov 1955 – Feb 1986
  • Philip Hunt April 1964 – 1993
  • John “Jack” Horner Sept 1966 – Mar 2000