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Photograph: Constable Ronald Pitt

Patch image: Morrisburg Police Service, Ontario

Constable Ronald Pitt
Morrisburg Police Service

End of Watch: Monday, September 23, 1957

Biographical Info
Age: 34
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

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

Constable Pitt died from gunshot wounds he had suffered four weeks earlier when he was gunned down by a gang of suspected auto thieves.

He was shot when he accosted two youths as they were tampering with a car. At his challenge the bandits leaped into their own car and attempted a getaway. Constable Pitt gave chase and as he closed in on the thieves they abandoned their vehicle and opened fire.

Constable Pitt collapsed from the gunfire in a pool of blood. The thieves then took off in Constable Pitts' cruiser which was later found abandoned about 10 miles from the crime scene. The suspects were never caught.

Constable Pitt had previously been a member of the Glasgow Police force in Britain. His wife was brought over to Canada and was at his side when he passed away. He is also survived by two young boys.

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