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Photograph: Sergeant Margaret Eve

Patch image: Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario

Sergeant Margaret Eve
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Friday, June 9, 2000

Biographical Info
Age: 38
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 6768

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Not available
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

On June 07, 2000 at approx. 1520 hrs Sergeant Eve, Provincial Constable Patti Pask both of the Chatham-Kent Detachment along with Provincial Constable Brad Sakalo of the Essex Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received information relating to a a suspect vehicle involved in an armed robbery in the City of Windsor, Ontario. The suspect vehicle was observed eastbound on Hwy #401 from Windsor. The three officers performed a high risk take down on the subject vehicle with three fully marked cruisers at the Hwy #401 and Hwy #40 intersection. Upon stopping the vehicle it was at some point ascertained that the occupants of this vehicle were not involved in the robbery. All three officers were outside their cruisers interviewing the occupants when a tractor trailer slammed into all three cruisers and the subject vehicle.

Provincial Constables Pask and Sakalo were seriously injured and transported to Hospital. Sgt. Eve was critically injured and later airlifted to a Hospital in London, Ontario where on the 09th of June 2000 she succumbed to her injuries. The two civilians involved were also transported to Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was arrested and has been charged with 1 count of Criminal Negligence causing death and 1 count of Dangerous Driving causing death, 4 counts of Criminal Negligence causing bodily harm, 4 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, and one count of careless driving.

Sergeant Eve was with the force for 14 years. She was the first on duty female officer to die in the Province of Ontario.

She is survived by her husband and two children.

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