Constable Joseph Perry Brophy
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
End of Watch: Friday, January 6, 1978
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: 33554
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, January 6, 1978
Incident Location: New Brunswick
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Constable Brophy was shot and killed while investigating a domestic disturbance in Hoyt, New Brunswick.
Constable Brophy and his partner Corporal Barry Lidstone were gunned down when they tried to intervene in a domestic dispute.
The situation appeared initially to have calmed down, when the suspect was asked to go into his bedroom. When unchallenged, he did so, and returned with a hunting rifle. He shot both officers dead, and then killed his wife as well.
This incident was studied extensively in the training of
subsequent RCMP recruits.
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