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Constable Norman F. Maker
Ontario Provincial Police
Ontario

End of Watch: Thursday, May 3, 1928

Biographical Info
Age: 31
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: 98

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Not available
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Maker was stationed at Peterborough, Ontario at the time of his death.

Constable Maker had received a call at home regarding backup for a Liquor Inspector who was investigating a number of complaints against a local drunk. As the officers approached a stairway the suspect appeared on a floor above and fired 2 shots from a Frontier model .44 revolver. The second shot struck Constable Maker in the forehead, killing him instantly.

The suspect escaped but was seen running into a local paint shop. A Peterborough municipal officer Constable Matthews waited outside for the suspect. When the suspect emerged from the shop he raised his weapon to fire but was shot and killed before he could fire the weapon again. Constable Maker survived by his wife and two daughters.

Constable Maker had been in Law enforcement for 8 years.



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