Detective Sergeant Lorne Joseph Chapitis
Detective Sergeant Chapitis was stationed at Peterborough at the time of his death. Detective Sergeant Chapitis and Corporal James Smith were both shot while approaching a home where a woman complained to police that a man was threatening to shoot her and her son. They approached the suspect unarmed although he was holding a high powered deer hunting rifle. He said he wanted to talk to the police. When the officers were about 6 feet from the suspect he fired killing both policemen.
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