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Guard Joseph Purcell
Correctional Service of Canada
Federal

End of Watch: Sunday, September 28, 1919

Biographical Info
Age: 38
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Accidental
Date of Incident: Monday, September 1, 1919
Incident Location: Ontario
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Guard Joseph Purcell succumbed to injuries sustained almost one
month earlier while supervising a work crew at the Kingston
Penitentiary in Ontario.

He and an inmate were operating team of workhorses that were
pulling a binder, when the reins broke free. Guard Purcell jumped
off of the binder to fix the reins, but the horses bolted and he was
run over.



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