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Ontario Provincial Police Veterans' Association
Chapter 10 - Pembroke
The aim of this website
is to inform and familiarize the visitors with the
formation, membership and activities of
Chapter 10 - Pembroke
to make them aware of a number of other
interesting and informative links.
the retirees in this area were members of Chapter 10 - Perth.
During the latter part of 1995,
Brothers George Sullivan and Peter van Hoof, Pembroke, Ontario,
looked into the possibility of forming a Veterans' Chapter
located in the northern part of what was then known
as the # 10 District with the O.P.P. Headquarters
located in Perth, Ontario.
The first luncheon meeting took place at Fred's Restaurant, Chapeau, Quebec,
on Wednesday, January 17th, 1996
and the Chapter was formed at that time.
Brother Sullivan was elected Chairman and Brother van Hoof
was elected Secretary/Treasurer for that year.
The Chapter subsequently received its
Charter in 1997.
History of the former Pembroke Police Service
On February 8, 1878 , a motion was passed by the Council of the Town of Pembroke to hire a Town Constable.
It was not until November 15, 1878 that James Devlin was hired at a salary of $400.00 per year.
Devlin lived on Cemetery St , now know as Miller Street , in
the duties of the Town Constable at that time, included the
collection of taxes,
and the maintenance of platforms (sidewalks) and the pumping station.
Constable Devlin also assumed the role of Truant Officer and Dog Catcher.
For six years between 1872 and 1878, the Town of Pembroke , and its surrounding area,
was patrolled solely by two County Constables ,
one of whom was Daniel H. Duffy, who in 1881 became the Chief of Police for the town of Pembroke
and a constable Dennison.
Chiefs of Police that followed Chief Duffy included
Michael Lee, Chief Butler, Harry Carrol, David McLaughlin, Thomas Espy and Dan Carnegie.
In September 1925, D.J (Dan) Carnegie enlisted with the Pembroke Police force.
Carnegie was promoted to Sergeant and later to Chief Constable in 1943.
The entire Pembroke Police Force at that time consisted of nine men.
Chief Carnegie maintained the position of Chief for 19 years until his retirement in 1962.
It was November 1, 1941 when Bert S. Dickie enlisted with the Pembroke Police Force.
He left the force however, to serve his country with the
Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, returning to his duties June of 1946
Shortly after his return, Dickie was promoted to the position of
Sergeant on March 1, 1947 and then again to the role of Inspector on February 1, 1954 .
Inspector Dickie was promoted to Chief Constable in 1962.
Bert S. Dickie served as Chief of Police for Pembroke for a period of 21 years
and he retired in 1983.
Sergeant Robert Purvis became Chief of Police upon Chief Dickie’s retirement in 1983
and served until his own retirement on June 28, 1991.
In 1991, Donald Kidder took over the role of Chief and continued in this capacity
until he retired on April 30, 1999.
In 1999, Blair MacIssac succeeded Chief Kidder and served as Chief of Police until his successor,
Acting Deputy Chief David Hawkins took over the reins in 2007.
Chief David Hawkins began his policing career with the Pembroke Police Force
on October 1, 1978.
As a Sergeant, he was named Acting Deputy Chief in June 2006 and further designated
as Acting Chief in May 2007.
He was officially appointed to the position of Chief of Police on October 20, 2007
up to and until his retirement in 2013,
when the O.P.P. took over the duties of policing the City of Pembroke.
The Pembroke Police Service has grown from a force of one Constable
to the quality group of individuals who were its makeup.
The Service had a complement of 58 members in 2009.
These members were comprised of 30 officers, 16 full-time civilians
clerical, dispatchers and 6 Special Constables),
as well as 12 part-time Special Constables who also provided essential services to the community.
Since 1878, the Pembroke Police Force grew and matured into the Pembroke Police Service
and dedicated itself to providing the best possible service it could to the community of Pembroke.
Due to increasing costs, the Police Services Board recommended to the Pembroke City Council
that the Ontario Provincial Police be approached
to provide a costing for police services for the City of Pembroke.
Council agreed with the recommendation and proceeded accordingly.
After analyzing financial and operational implications,
after gathering and considering input from local rate payers
and after considerable soul searching,
on March 20, 2012, the Pembroke City Council made the difficult decision to contract
with the O.P.P. to provide policing service to the City of Pembroke.
The Pembroke Police Services Board fully supported this decision.
On July 6, 2013, the transition from Pembroke Police Service
to O.P.P. policing was completed.
The Police Station remained located at 169 William Street, Pembroke, Ontario
while the new location was being completed.
In early 2015, the new O.P.P. Pembroke police office was opened for service
located at 77
International Drive, Pembroke, Ontario.
Pembroke Police Department
circa late 1940s or early 1950s
Back row - L
to R - Officers
Orville Christink, Huntley Munro, Lorne Sullivan, Ed Molson, Jim
Ab Warren & Bob Ritchie
Front row - L to R - Sgt. Gerry Johnston, Bert Dickie, Chief Dan Carnegie and Sgt. Frank Potter
The two founding members of Chapter 10 - Pembroke
and the owner of the restaurant where the first meeting took place.
L to R - George Sullivan, Fred Meilleur & Peter van Hoof
The following police veterans along with other members were part of the executive
during the years indicated below the photos.
Year 1996 - Chairman: George Sullivan
Sec./treasurer: Peter van Hoof
Years 1997 and 1998 - Chairman: Wayne Pratt
Sec./treasurer: John Bromilow
Year 1999 - Chairman: John Fitzpatrick
Sec./treasurer: Allen Kuehl
Years 2000 and 2001 - Chairman: Allen Kuehl
Sec./treasurer: Marc-Andre Rousseau
Year 2002 - Chairman: Peter van Hoof
Sec./treasurer: Marcel Champagne
Years 2003, 2004 and 2005 - Chairman: Jim McWade
Sec./treasurer: Marcel Champagne
Years 2006, 2007 - Chairman: Peter Hamilton
Sec./treasurer: James McWade
Year 2008 - Chairman: Peter Hamilton
Sec./treasurer: Bob Bittorf
Years 2009, 2010 - Chairman: Marcel Champagne
Sec./treasurer: Bob Bittorf
Year 2011 - Chairman: Robert Wilson
Sec./treasurer: Ralph Pickard
Years 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 -
Chairman: Marcel Champagne (to July 2016)
Sec./treasurer: Colette Stitt
Interim Chairperson (from July to December 2016)
Chairperson: Dianne Boyle - Vice-Chairperson: Colette Stitt -
Sec./treasurer: Nora Snider
Sec./treasurer: Wendy Champagne
The objectives of the O.P.P.V.A. are to promote good will and fellowship amongst
the present & former uniform and civilian members
of the O.P.P. and their spouses
and to keep the members informed of any changes that may affect their
well being and retirement.
Chairperson: Marcel Champagne
Vice-Chairperson - Colette Stitt
Sec./treasurer: Wendy Champagne
Four Directors were nominated & elected for a three year term on
26 November 2017
They represent their respective area.
Director - 3 year term
Renfrew & Arnprior
Director - 3 year term
Killaloe & Whitney
Director - 3 year term
Pembroke & Rolphton
Director - 3 year term
M.A. (Andy) Rousseau
The Chapter 10 - Pembroke is composed of
Regular, Life and Honorary members.
As of June 13th, 2018, the Chapter had seventy-four (74) members divided as follows:
Regular: (Uniform (23), Civilian (1), Auxiliary (4), Associate (10) = Total of forty (38)
Life: four (4)
Honorary: thirty-two (32)
for a grand total of seventy-four (74) members in good standing.
The Chapter also has several other eligible non members.
At the present time (June 13th, 2018),
the actual number of possible eligible members living in the Chapter area is unknown.
Sharpe, Terrence - Smith,
Lawrence - Snider, Brian - Snider, Nora - Stitt, Colette - Stott, David
Turner, Lorna - Van Hoof, Peter (Susan Gibbs) - Yashinskie,
Karen (Ronald) -
Life Members - 4
Boehme, Nelson (Bernice) - Bromilow, John - Burchat, Benedict (Helen) -
Honorary Members - 32 (our count)
Beevis, Alysia - Bittorf, Barbara - Boire, Nancy - Boyle, Irving - Bromilow, Elsie -
Cavanaugh, Heather - Crego, Gladys - Croshaw, Louise -
Fitzpatrick, Janet - Graham, Frances - Greer, Linda - Harkins, Coreen - Hearty, Vina -
Johnston, Isabel - Koch, Joanne - Kossatz, Denise - Kuehl, Georgina - Lindsay, Joan - McWade, Susan -
Mosher, Sandra - Pearson, Carolyn
- Pickard, Heather - Pratt, Patricia - Quilty, Carol -
Robinson, Evelyn - Rouble, Beverley - Rousseau, Monique - Sharpe, Donna - Smith, Margaret -
Swrjeski, Beverley - Vernon, Mary - Yashinskie, Ronald
The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Chapter 10 - Pembroke
took place on Saturday, 24 June 2017 at the Auberge NorthFork, Chichester, Quebec.
Photos of the 20th Anniversary Celebration
can be seen in the "Various Activities and Photos" page of this website.
Check the photo gallery located in the
" Various Activities and
area of the table of contents
O.P.P. Association " Move Over " Video
Published on Jun 10, 2015
Since 1989, five + members of the OPP Association have been killed in roadside collisions.
Despite more than 10 years of education, more than 11,000 tickets being issued by
the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and two hundred and fifty additional reminder signs
being placed by the Ministry of Transportation at the request of the OPPA,
many motorists are still unaware of the “Move Over” law or the fact that it has been on the books
View this video.
The Ontario Provincial Police Veterans' Association (OPPVA), was formed by Letters Patent on June 6, 1969.
In 1970, the first Executive Board was chosen at the inaugural meeting in Toronto.
Elmer Hoath was named president, Alan Williams vice president, James Stanton secretary, and George Halliday treasurer.
The directors were David L. Mitchell, Charles Wood, Alexander MacLeod, John Clark and Clarence Parmenter.
The original three Chapters totaling 150 members, formed in Kenora, London and Niagara Falls,
have grown to 22 with more than 1,600 members.
The original signators were: David Mitchell, Syl Napolitano, Ross Ball, James Stanton, Alan Williams,
Stewart Foster, Robert Adams, Arthur Hope, George Halliday and Arthur Laing.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude for the foresight and dedication of these members.
It is our objective to maintain and foster the goodwill and fellowship they envisioned and continues to grow.
As set out in the Letters Patent dated June 6, 1969:
A. To promote the best interests of Ontario and Canada;
B. To be of service to the Ontario government;
C. To cooperate with and render assistance to the Ontario Provincial Police in all matters of concern;
D. To promote the social, physical and economic welfare of former members and the auxiliary.
These efforts are supported and reinforced by the OPP, OPP Association,
OPP Commissioned Officers Association and the OPP Auxiliary.
All retired OPP members are life members of the OPPA.
Widows and dependents also receive the attention of the OPPA and OPPVA.
In retirement, these Associations serve as an extension of the Force, whether it be in safeguarding
the pensions and various benefits or maintaining friendships and communications within the police family.
There are three (3) categories of membership that can be granted by resolution:
(Has four (4) categories)
Uniform - Active & Retired Members
Civilian - Any person who was employed by the O.P.P.
Auxiliary - A person who is/was part of the program
Associate - Member of an other police department, a secretary of a police dept., a paramedic, a firefighter, MNR, etc...
A member over 80 years of age who has been made a life member by a motion from the Chapter.
Only the surviving spouse of a deceased member
a specific outsider deemed acceptable by the Chapter
(ie. local dignitary who promoted the OPPVA)
the spouse of a member who was made an honorary member
by a motion from the Chapter under the previous By-Laws.
That By-Law has since
been repealed and is not in effect at this time.
Uniform, Civilian, Auxiliary and Associate members are required
to pay minimal annual dues.
Our coming together is based on fellowship and the maintenance of friendships developed during our years of service.
Chapters meet at various times during the year and families participate in a variety of social events.
Some Chapters are involved in fund raising for children's health programs and other charities.
The health and welfare of our members and their families is a primary concern - you are not forgotten.
Wherever you are in Ontario, you have an OPP Veterans' Association Chapter near you.
Twenty-two (22) Chapters across the province with over 1,600 members and growing.
Those living outside the province can also join.
Enjoy the fellowship and renew friendships while participating in various social activities.
You don't have to be RETIRED to join the OPP Veterans' Association.
Active Members ... Retired Members ... Auxiliary Members ... Civilian OPP employees (secretaries, radio operators mechanics, caretakers etc.) ... Former OPP members ... Special Constables ... Offender Transport Members ... STOP Program Members ... Aboriginal Police Services Members ... Members from the Fire Marshal's office, CN or CPR Police or from other forces without a Retired Police Officers Association or who no longer reside in their force location ... Person who has been associated with police work for at least five years and would be an asset to the local Chapter.
Contact the Chapter you would like to join
to obtain additional information.
1 - Chatham ...2 - London...3 - Burlington...3 - Simcoe-Brantford...4 - Niagara...5 - Toronto...
6 - Guelph...6 - Mount Forest... 8 - Peterborough...9 - Belleville...9 - Kingston...
10 - Pembroke...10 - Smiths Falls...
11 - Ottawa...11 - Cornwall...12 - North Bay... 13 - Sudbury...14 - Sault Ste. Marie...
15 - Timmins...16 - Thunder Bay...17 - Kenora...18 - Orillia-Barrie...
will be held at the
Dining Lounge & Restaurant,
on Sunday, 24 June 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
Meet & Greet between 4:00 and 5:00 P.M.
The dinner will be served at approx. 5:00 P.M. & will be followed by the meeting.
GUESTS ARE WELCOME
Dinner meetings are held at various area restaurants usually on the third
Sunday of every month, except in December, January & February.
Spouses are always invited and encouraged to attend.
REST IN PEACE
Honorary Member Betty MOHNS, wife of our late Brother Wallace E. MOHNS,
on June 6th, 2018
Brother John C. BEEVIS, passed away on May 26th, 2018
Brother Patrick PATTERSON Sr., husband of our late Honorary Member
Margaret PATTERSON, passed away on May 26th, 2017
Honorary Member Clara FLEGG, wife of our late Brother Morgan (Bill) FLEGG,
passed away on April 21st, 2017
Honorary Member Lucille SULLIVAN, wife of our late Brother George SULLIVAN,
passed away on January 19th, 2017
Brother George SULLIVAN passed away on January 11th, 2017
Honorary Member Frances H. McDERMOTT, wife of our late Brother James McDERMOTT,
passed away on June 5th, 2016
Honorary Member Betty A. AGATE, wife of our late Brother Charles AGATE
and of the late Cecil POFF and Norman KRANZ, passed away on April 15th, 2016
Brother Morgan (Bill) FLEGG passed away on December 6th, 2015
Brother Peter A. HAMILTON passed away on November 14th, 2015
Honorary Member Mabel M. COLLINS passed away on June 26th, 2015
Brother Sherwood A. CAVANAUGH passed away on May 16th, 2015
Life Member Brother Archibal T. EADY passed away on April 20th, 2015
Life Member Delbert A. ROBINSON passed away on January 26th, 2015
Life Member Brother Terrence (Terry) HARKINS passed away on November 4th, 2014
Honorary Member Carol Ann PEARCE, daughter of our late Brother Roy Wilston
and the late Margaret WILSTON, passed away on May 17th, 2014
Brother Garry C. LATENDRESSE passed away on March 22nd, 2014
Brother Lawrence E. ROUBLE passed away on January 10th, 2014
Life Member Brother Wallace E. MOHNS passed away on November 22nd, 2013
Gertrude (Trudy) (TOMLIN) MULVIHILL, the wife of our late Brother Henry (Hank) TOMLIN
and the late Terrence J. MULVIHILL, passed away on January 1st, 2010
Margaret PATTERSON, the wife of Brother Patrick PATTERSON,
passed away on January 1st, 2009
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The Ontario Police Memorial, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The O.P.P. Wall of Honor, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Detachments in the O.P.P. East Region
Map showing the East Region area
- EAST REGION -
Killaloe & Whitney Detachments
Arnprior & Renfrew Detachment
Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment
City of Pembroke Detachment
Ontario Provincial Police - An Historical View of the O.P.P. in Photos
A website showing an historical view of the O.P.P.
along with photos of old equipment, artifacts and other memorabilia.
This is the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) web site.
(A must see site)
From there, you can access the OPPA members " Only Area " with the password.
Once in the members area, you can reach the O.P.P. Veterans' Association of Ontario website.
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Association Credit Union
The only financial institution totally dedicated to the unique needs of the present or retired O.P.P. officers,
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O.P.P.V.A. - Historical Video
The History of the Ontario Provincial Police Veterans' Association in a video format.
This video has some background music and is 05:01minutes in duration.
O.P.P. Veterans' Association - Provincial Website
The various following Chapter websites can be accessed and viewed
via the O.P.P.V.A. Provincial website shown above.
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #1 - Chatham
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #2 - London
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #3 - Burlington
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #3 - Simcoe-Brantford
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #4 - Niagara
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #5 - Toronto
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #6 - Guelph
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #6 - Mount Forest
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #8 - Peterborough
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #9 - Belleville
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #9 - Kingston
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #10 - Pembroke
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #10 - Smiths Falls
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #11 - Ottawa
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #11 - Cornwall
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #12 - North Bay
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #13 - Sudbury
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #14 - Sault Ste-Marie
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #15 - Timmins
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #16 - Thunder Bay
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #17 - Kenora
O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #18 - Orillia-Barrie
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The International Police Association
The International Police Association is dedicated
" to unite in service and friendship all active and retired members
of the law enforcement services throughout the world ".
Membership now exceeds 460,000 officers in over 66 countries
and is steadily rising.
The I.P.A. is not a labour organization and does not involved
itself in the advancement of
politics, religion, racial matters, discussions involving
employment codes, discipline, working conditions, pay or pensions.
Region 6 Ottawa-Eastern Ontario
Region 6 was formed on September 12th, 2015
and has members representing serving and retired members of
Federal/Provincial/Municipal policing and the Canada Border Service Agency.
Thre are many reasons why our members joined
but perhaps the greatest draw,
after comradeship and social interaction, is in regards to travel.
Any I.P.A. member who travels abroad and files a travel form
is usually met by an I.P.A. member from that country.
For additional information about the I.P.A. and the membership,
visit their website at http://www.iparegion6.com
contact them by email at email@example.com
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The mission of the NLEOMF is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.
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Dr. Hart is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience as a clinician and law enforcement consultant in screening law enforcement recruits and at evaluating veteran officers for specialty team assignment (ex. S.W.A.T. Team, Bomb Squad, etc...)
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operating in Eastern Ontario.
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Robbie Dean Family Counselling & Crisis Centre,
315 Pembroke Street East,
Telephone: (613) 629-4243
Administrator: Monique Yashinskie
Robbie Dean Website: https://robbiedeancentre.com
The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre is committed to enhancing mental health services
in Renfrew County to ensure everyone who needs help has access to resources and information.
Mental health is an issue affecting many people – perhaps someone you know.
One in five Canadians has a mental health issue,
with suicide being the 2nd. leading cause of death among young Canadians.
CRISIS SUPPORT CLINICS
The clinics are designed to provide immediate mental health support
to youth and their families when facing a mental health crisis.
No referral or scheduled appointment is needed.
In the first three months, the clinics have had over 90 visits
from youth and/or family members
wanting to talk about suicidal thoughts, family crisis, self-injury
and other mental health related issues such as anxiety.
The Crisis Support Clinics
provide front line de-escalation support, safety planning, education and
referral to appropriate agencies.
The clinics are based on a three tier level of service:
A walk-in clinic, a peer-to-peer parent support group and community suicide alert training.
In September 2014, the clinics changed its name and expanded to Petawawa and Arnprior.
Pembroke - Wednesdays 3:00-7:00 pm
Petawawa - Tuesdays 1:00-5:00 pm
Renfrew - Thursdays 3:00-7:00 pm
Arnprior - 1st & 3rd Mondays 1:00-5:00 pm
Eganville - 2nd & 4th Mondays 1:00-5:00 pm
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Educational Opportunities for
is one way to thank them for their service.
Many homeless or in need veterans are reduced to panhandling on the streets of America.
The following resources have been gathered to help veterans better their lives
(as well as those of their families)
now that they are back.
The following resources have been gathered by
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Post 9/11 GI Bill -
Military Education Benefits and Program Guide -
American Legion Veterans Education Center -
Military Child Education Coalition -
"The Camouflage Rose"
Ms. Dianne Collier, a military wife for many years, has been supporting military spouses
in numerous initiatives for many years.
Dianne is also an author and a columnist.
Her first book " Hurry Up and Wait " was a Canadian best seller.
Her latest book is called " My Love, My Life.
Dianne speaks across North America to military families, directors and staff of
Military Family Resource Centres, civillian groups, educators and students.
You're cordially invited to visit her websites.
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Thistle Productions Limited
It was created to serve the Regalia needs of Police, Fire, Military
and Civilian Pipe Bands.
Since our beginning in 1995, we have grown to serve 148 Police Services World-Wide
and have been Commissioned by Canadian and U.S. Governments, Head of State
and International Celebrities, with design applications for the Royal Family,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and Diana, Princess of Wales.
One of our most cherished design efforts
are those I have created for The O.P.P. Commissioner's own Pipe and Drum Band.
View our web site for additional information.
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(Ex. O.P.P. Auxiliary - Brockville-Prescott)
Mini-Putt Golf Game
Relax and play this very interesting 18 holes mini-putt game.
Can you break the par? Try it.
Virtual Shooting Range
When the pistol appears, click on the trigger, aim, and fire.
It’s really self-explanatory & addictive.
You have 3 shots in 30 seconds to hit the target and get your score.
Hunting The Prairie Dogs
Two (2) points if you hit the dog and one (1) point if you hit the can.
Use your mouse to aim and the left button of the mouse to
Click on link below and then on the "Lets Hunt" to start the game.
Good hunting & good luck.
Similar to a regular bowling game. Try to get the highest score possible.
If you would like to place a link on this website,
please submit the Name and the URL
of your site along with a brief description of your page to
Upon review, your site may be added. Check back at a later date.
Officer Down - Photo Montage
The photos for the montage of this
" OFFICER DOWN "
photograph were taken by and the montage was produced by
a Senior CO2 dispatcher with the Ontario Provincial Police Communication Centre,
Tracey also operates a photography business called " Portage Photography "
in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario.
Changes To The OPP Shoulder Patches
Throughout The Years
Old O.P.P. Hat Badges
The original O.P.P. hat badge - 1909
The Maple Leaf O.P.P. hat badge - circa 1921
The King's Crown O.P.P. hat badge - circa 1923
Pembroke Detachment Personel - 1971
Con Hearty's Retirement Party - 23 Apr. 1988
(L to R) - Lawrence Rouble, Gordon Mosher, Ed Clinton, Bill Croshaw, George Smith,
Carman Greer, Con Hearty, Michael Quilty & Marc-Andre Rousseau
Pembroke Detachment Personel - 1965
(L to R) - Front row - Cpl. Harry Boyd, Sec. Maureen Derouin, Sgt. Bill Coxworth,
Sec. Marie Denault, Cpl. Wally Mohns & Cpl. James McElroy.
Second row - Cst. Connelly Hearty, Cst. Roy Wilston, Cst. Bill Croshaw,
Cst. Earl Porteous, Cst. Neil Culkeen & Cst. Ted Hillsburg.
Third row - Cst. Jack Wirth, Cst. Andy Rousseau, Cst. Harry Klub,
Cst. Ted Rowe, Cst. Bill Gardner & Cst. George Grant.
Back row - Cst. Bob Flegg, Cst. Bill Leeking, Cst. James Phelps & Cst. George Smith.
Pembroke Detachment Personel - 1958
Detachment was located at corner of Bell Street and Mackay street, Pembroke, Ontario.
(L to R) - Front row - Cst. Neil Culkeen, Cpl. Harry Boyd, Sec. Marie Denault,
Sgt. Joe Hanson, Sec. Maureen Derouin, Cst. Wally Mohns & Ted Hillsburg.
Back row - Cst. George Smith, Cst. Harry Klub, Cst. Garnet Heaslip, Cst. Roy Wilston,
Cst. Stan Walker, Cst. James Phelps, Cst. Gord Wingrove, Cst. Charles Agate
& Cst. Harry Lawton.
E.W. (Ted) Andress - Pembroke Detachment from 1966 to 1984
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