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Photograph: Constable James Irvine Hamilton

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Constable James Irvine Hamilton
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Saturday, August 19, 1967

Biographical Info
Age: 38
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Badge Number: 2348

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 19, 1967
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Hamilton was posted to Listowel at the time of his death. He was killed in a shooting incident on a farm 30 miles northwest of Kitchener. Also killed in the incident were Carl F. Rocher, 78, Justice of the Peace and Joseph Jantzi, 42, owner of the farm.

Police said the incident originated with a quarrel between Jantzi and his wife.

Constable Hamilton was with the OPP for almost 15 years.

Constable Hamilton was survived by his wife and five children.

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