Honour Roll

mcdonald.jpgSergeant Richard McDonald

Sudbury Regional Police Service
July 30, 1961 - July 28,1999

On July 28, 1999, while deploying a spike belt, Sergeant Richard "Rick" McDonald was fatally injured when he was struck by a stolen vehicle that was fleeing police. A passenger in the suspect vehicle was also killed and two other youths were subsequently charged. Sergeant McDonald, a twelve-year veteran of the Service, was survived by his wife, a fellow police officer.


macdonald.jpgConstable Joseph MacDonald

Sudbury Regional Police Service
December 10, 1963 - October 7, 1993

In the early morning of October 7, 1993, while on general patrol, Constable Joseph MacDonald conducted a routine traffic stop. Two male occupants exited the vehicle and a violent physical altercation developed, which resulted in the exchange of gunfire. Constable MacDonald, fatally shot, lay beside his empty service revolver. The two male suspects fled the area in a vehicle pursued by police. Subsequently a foot chase and further altercation ensued where both suspects were taken into police custody. Peter Paul Pennett and Clinton Victor Suzack were both charged and convicted of first-degree murder receiving life sentences without parole for twenty-five years. Constable MacDonald was survived by his wife and two children.


quesnel.jpgSergeant Laurier Quesnel

Sudbury City Police
November 27, 1930 - October 14, 1965

On October 14, 1965, Sergeant Laurier Quesnel and a fellow officer were attempting to execute a warrant on Lionel E. Proulx in order to return him to a psychiatric facility. Proulx was believed to be depressed but not dangerous. Sergeant Quesnel was shot through the door and fatally wounded. When help arrived, tear gas was used and the apartment was stormed by police who found Proulx dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Sergeant Quesnel was survived by his wife and four children.


paul.jpgConstable Ernest Paul

Copper Cliff Police Department
February 1, 1915 - May 28, 1955

In the early morning hours of May 28, 1955, in the town of Creighton, Constable Earnest Paul was seated in the Inco Hotel talking to the night cook. A twenty-two year old deranged miner entered.

At point blank range, he fired a twenty-two caliber revolver killing Constable Paul. He then shot and wounded two civilians. The youth died, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, shortly after being taken to hospital. Constable Paul was survived by his wife and four children.


terrell.jpgConstable Edward Terrell

Sudbury City Police
September 4, 1920 - June 18, 1949

On June 18, 1949, Constable Edward Terrell and Constable Gerry Dault responded to a domestic call. As Constable Terrell approached the house he was fatally shot and killed by an occupant of the residence. As the incident continued a crowd gathered. Constable Gerry Dault was attempting to move spectators away from the danger zone when he was also fatally shot. The culprit, Clarence Brosseau, whose wife and children had fled the apartment, was found dead when police rushed into the building after using tear gas. Constable Gerry Dault was survived by his wife and three children. Constable Edward Terrell was survived by his wife and one child.


Gerry DaultConstable Gerry Dault

Sudbury City Police
March 17, 1917 - June 18, 1949

On June 18, 1949, Constable Edward Terrell and Constable Gerry Dault responded to a domestic call. As Constable Terrell approached the house he was fatally shot and killed by an occupant of the residence. As the incident continued a crowd gathered. Constable Gerry Dault was attempting to move spectators away from the danger zone when he was also fatally shot. The culprit, Clarence Brosseau, whose wife and children had fled the apartment, was found dead when police rushed into the building after using tear gas. Constable Gerry Dault was survived by his wife and three children. Constable Edward Terrell was survived by his wife and one child.


Frederick DavidsonSergeant Frederick Davidson

Sudbury City Police
August 20, 1900 - July 17, 1937

On July 11, 1937, as Sergeant Frederick Davidson attempted to question two men who were changing licence plates on a vehicle, one of the men pulled a gun and fatally shot him. Before Sergeant Davidson died in the hospital seven days later, he was able to identify his attackers from photographs. The suspects Victor Gray and Tom Ponomanenko were subsequently cornered by police near the Spanish River railway bridge and gunfire was exchanged. Gray was killed in the shooting. Ponomanenko was charged and convicted of murder and hanged in Sudbury at midnight January 22nd, 1938. Sergeant Davidson was from Wales and had no known family in Canada.


Albert NaultConstable Albert Nault

Sudbury City Police
September 6, 1896 - December 21, 1931

Shortly after midnight on December 21, 1931, Constable Albert Nault began his beat patrols, which included the rough area of the CNR freight sheds and adjoining "tenderloin" district. Not long afterwards he was found shot to death near the freight sheds. The murder remains unsolved. His revolver was never recovered. Constable Nault was survived by his wife and four children.



Valour Remembered - WWI and WWII

honour-2.jpgConstable Frederick David Street - Sudbury Police Force
Lance/Corporal in the 1st Battalion, the Buffs - East Kent Regiment
Died June 27, 1915, at age 25, in Belgium.

Constable George Miller - Sudbury Police Force
Fireman with the Canadian Merchant Navy
Died October 29, 1942, at age 36, lost at sea.

Constable Hubert E. Lafrance - Copper Cliff Police
Sergeant (Air Gunner) in the Royal Canadian Air Force
Died November 13, 1942, at age 25, when his Hudson Bomber aircraft crashed near Débert,
Nova Scotia.

Constable Morley P. Loyst - Copper Cliff Police
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) in the Royal Canadian Air Force
Died November 9, 1943, at age 30, when his Stirling Bomber Aircraft collided with a Spitfire
near Suffolk, England.

Constable Lionel (Leo) St.Louis - Sudbury Police Force
Leading aircraftsman in the Royal Canadian Air Force
Died July 6, 1944, at age 21, when his Vemtura aircraft crashed after take-off at Goose Bay, Labrador.

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