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Photograph: Constable Harold H. Dent

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Constable Harold H. Dent
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Thursday, June 20, 1940

Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge Number: 44

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, June 20, 1940
Weapon Used: Handgun; .45 caliber
Suspect Info: Killed by another officer

Constable Dent was stationed at Rockland at the time of his death. He was investigating a report of a suspicious stranger. He had approached the stranger and without any warning the stranger drew a .45 caliber revolver and shot Constable Dent.

A call went out and a fellow officer arrived on the scene and gave chase. The suspect was located and refused to surrender. A warning was given and a shot was fired killing the suspect. The suspect was identified as a break-and-enter artist.

Constable Dent had just under 10 years service with the OPP.

Constable Dent survived by his wife and 6 week old son.

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