The Officer Down Memorial Page Remembers . . .
Photograph: Constable John R. Davey

Patch image: Cornwall Police, Ontario

Constable John R. Davey
Cornwall Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 6, 1892

Biographical Info
Age: 47
Tour of Duty: 1 day
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, September 6, 1892
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Executed in 1892

Unarmed, Constable John Robert Davey (47) was attempting to
apprehend a suspect who had just shot two men. While wrestling
with the suspect, Davey was shot in the chest at point blank
range and killed. Constable Davey had just been sworn in and it
was his first day on the job. Constable Davey was a Major in the
Stormont Dundas 59th Battalion of Infantry (Canadian Militia)
having served since the age of 15. Married, Davey left behind his
wife and three sons.

In 2007 the Ontario Police Memorial in Toronto recognized John
R. Davey and in 2011, Constable Davey’s name was added to
Tablet #18 at the National Police and Peace Officers Memorial at
Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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