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Inspector William Gibbard
Marine and Fisheries Canada
Federal

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 28, 1863

Biographical Info
Age: 45
Tour of Duty: 4 years, 6 months
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Assault
Date of Incident: Tuesday, July 28, 1863
Incident Location: Ontario
Weapon Used: Blunt object
Suspect Info: Not available

Inspector William Gibbard was killed after being struck over the head while investigating a dispute between commercial fishermen and Indians on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron.

Several days after having been sent to the location Inspector Gibbard's body was found floating in the water near the island. An autopsy determined he died after being struck in the head with a blunt object.



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