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Constable Richard John McLaughlin
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Saturday, June 29, 1985

Biographical Info
Age: 31
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: 5597

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, June 29, 1985
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Richard McLaughlin was stationed in Spanish, Ontario at the time of his death. In the early morning hours Constable McLaughlin was on patrol. He signaled to pull over to the shoulder of the road, but for some unknown reason steered the vehicle into the path of a large truck that had been behind him. He was killed instantly by the impact.

Constable McLaughlin was with the OPP for 7 years.

Constable McLaughlin survived by his wife and two children.

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