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Constable George Hubert Bennett
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 12, 1980

Biographical Info
Age: 34
Tour of Duty: 4 years, 8 months
Badge Number: 5173

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Accidental
Date of Incident: Tuesday, February 12, 1980
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable George Bennett was stationed in Orillia at the time of his death. Constable Bennett was on patrol on a snowmobile. Constable Jim Hewitt was also on patrol with him at the time of the accident. They were patrolling an area with many cottages. Constable Bennett passed Constable Hewitt and rounded a turn where his machine struck a rock. He was thrown from his machine and his helmet came off. He landed on a rock and then struck a boulder. Constable Hewitt gave first aid and had to go for help. Constable Bennett later died from his injuries.

Constable Bennett had served with the OPP for 4-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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