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Photograph: Corporal James Sharp McDonald

Patch image: Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario

Corporal James Sharp McDonald
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 28, 1962

Biographical Info
Age: 55
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: 740

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Tuesday, August 28, 1962
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Corporal James McDonald was stationed at the Pembroke Detachment at the time of his death. Corporal McDonald had arrested a drunken suspect at a domestic dispute. He attended the call alone. While making the arrest there was a struggle. Corporal McDonald was able to handcuff the suspect and secured him in the rear seat of the cruiser before he suffered a massive coronary and died at the rear of his cruiser.

Corporal McDonald had served with the agency for 22 years. He was survived by his three children.

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