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Photograph: Constable Willis James Jacob

Patch image: Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario

Constable Willis James Jacob
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Friday, October 3, 1958

Biographical Info
Age: 57
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 2739

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Friday, October 3, 1958
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Jacob was headed North on Highway 11 outside Barrie, Ontario. Around 8:00 PM, a vehicle travelling Southbound lost control, hit a light pole and was sent crashing into the northbound lane narrowly missing 2 vehicles.

Constable Jacob had no warning and was hit head on. Both drivers were killed instantly.

As a result this tragedy the Ontario Ministry of Transportation made the highway 4 lanes divided in each direction.

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