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OTA Inspector Thomas Henry Constable
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Friday, October 15, 1926

Biographical Info
Age: 36
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

Inspector Constable was employed enforcing the Ontario Temperance Act. Ontario had been under a form of prohibition of liquor and beer. It is reported that Inspector Constable was very good at his job. It is also believed the reason he was murdered. In 1926 officers of the Ontario Temperance Act became members of the Ontario Provincial Police.

The evening he was shot he was returning home from practicing with a local musical band which provided entertainment in the community where he lived. At around 11:30 PM Officer Constable was struck by three bullets. One which had struck his neck left him unable to speak or identify his attacker. Two years after his death a suspect was charge and convicted of the murder.

The murderer was hanged at Haileybury jail on July 19, 1929.

Officer Constable had been in law enforcement for 5 years.

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