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.