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Constable Henry J. Harper
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 11, 1957

Biographical Info
Age: 28
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: 2666

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Monday, August 5, 1957
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Harper was stationed at Gananoque at the time of his death. On the evening of August 5, 1957 Constable Harper was sent to the scene of a minor accident. It was dark and raining at the scene. Constable Harper was wearing a issued brown colored rubberized raincoat and had a flashlight with him. He did not have the Orange issue cone.

Constable Harper was struck by an oncoming vehicle. He was able to drag himself to his vehicle where he radioed for help. He was taken to hospital where he lost consciousness.

Constable Harper was with the OPP for 3 years.

Constable Harper is survived by his wife and three daughters. His wife later gave birth to their fourth child while Constable Harper was in a coma in the same hospital.

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