Sergeant Thomas Joseph Cooper
Sergeant Cooper was posted to Grassy Narrows at the time of his death. Sergeant Cooper was shot dead on the Grassy Narrows Reserve near Kenora, Ontario, while responding to a firearms complaint with Constable Kevin Orchard. As they approached the house Sergeant Cooper was shot in the head with a .22 caliber bullet. His partner Constable Orchard went to his aid and was shot through the chest and his lung was pierced. Constable Orchard was able to radio for back-up before taking shelter in a nearby house. The suspect fled but later returned and ambushed the investigators.