Constable Garrett Styles was killed after being dragged by a vehicle while making a traffic stop at approximately 4:50AM  on June 28th 2011. He had stopped a vehicle being driven by an unlicensed 15-year-old boy at the intersection of Herald Road and Highway 48 in East Gwillimbury. As he spoke to the driver the van suddenly accelerated, dragging Constable Styles approximately 300 meters.

The vehicle rolled over, trapping Constable Styles underneath...

In the early morning hours of August 2, 2007, plainclothes surveillance officers were conducting an investigation in the Toronto and Markham areas when they observed two vehicles, a white Honda and a gold Honda, leave a Toronto address. The gold Honda was believed to be stolen however it had not yet been reported. The two vehicles were driven to the area of Ascot Crescent and Harvest Moon Drive in the Town of Markham where they were parked on Ascot Crescent. The driver of the gold Honda was...

Just after midnight on Tuesday, October 9, 1984, Constable William James Grant observed an automobile being driven in an erratic manner. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off with Constable Grant in pursuit. The driver was a nineteen year old from Thornhill. He had stolen the family car following an argument with his girlfriend.
 
The vehicle proceeded northbound on Kennedy Road at a high rate of speed and quickly outdistanced Constable Grant...

On Sunday, August 19, 1984, Constable Douglas Tribbling attended a burglar alarm at a Markham computer company on Steelecase Road, north of Steeles Avenue. Constable Tribbling arrived on scene at 10:08 p.m. to find the front door smashed in. He called for back up and went in to investigate. When his back up arrived only minutes later, Constable Tribbling was found with multiple gun shot wounds to the chest. His gun was still in his holster. Constable Tribbling was rushed to North York...

On May 29th, 1968, Constable Mills responded to a motor vehicle collision on Woodbine Avenue. Just south of Vandorf Although it was daylight, foggy conditions prevailed. During his investigation, the officer discovered that one of the drivers was under the influence of alcohol and arrested him for impaired driving.
 
Constable Mills placed the driver in the rear of his cruiser and surveyed the damage to the vehicles involved in the accident. A motorist travelling northbound...

On May 15th, 1966, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Constable Holdsworth responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Woodbine Avenue, immediately north of the hamlet of Vandorf. The vehicle involved in the accident had struck a hydro pole, killing the driver. Upon approaching the vehicle, Constable Holdsworth tripped over a high voltage wire which was not readily visible in the long grass. Constable Holdsworth sustained fatal injuries as a result. Constable Holdsworth was twenty-one years...

On August 18th, 1956, Constable Durant was on duty in Markham Township. At approximately 2:00 a.m. the officer came across a vehicle parked on the gravel shoulder of Woodbine Avenue. Constable Durant parked his cruiser facing the parked car and investigated the suspicious vehicle. While questioning the driver of the car, Constable Durant was struck and fatally injured by a car travelling southbound.
 
Constable Durant was twenty-two years old at the time of his death and had...

Sergeant Tom Kirk, a York County Police Officer, was appointed to the Force in 1920 and was stationed in Newmarket during the 1930s. He was a respected member of the community and friend to all the area's town folk. The following is an account of his death as reported by A. Wallace in The York County Constabulary.
 
"About two o'clock on the morning of April 17th Kirk, accompanied by Constables W. M. Shadwick and R. Hull, was driving south on Yonge Street. About...

Article taken from Newspaper in 1901 On June 4th of that year the vicious gang known to the Press as the "Chicago Bank Robbers" were being conveyed to the gaol by three officers, two of whom were old and only one of whom was armed. They had been on trial in the Assize Court for Robbery of the Ross Bank at Aurora, after being brought from Chicago under heavy guard, in irons. An accomplice stepped off the curb and tossed a hat containing three revolvers into the carriage and Rice and...

The first known police officer killed in the line of duty in Canada is High County Constable John Fisk of King Twp.
High County Constable John Fisk King Township, 1804 John Fisk was born September 24, 1752 in Wallingford, Connecticut. In 1776 he served as an Ensign in Elmore's Connecticut Battalion, part of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution. During this time he was in charge of prisoners.
He resigned his commission, moved to Stockbridge Massachusetts and...