“To Remember Our Fallen Heroes”

2009 Honour Roll

 

Cst. Ireneusz "Eric" CZAPNIK

Cst. Ireneusz "Eric" CZAPNIK

Ottawa Police - ON
Murder
December 29, 2009

On December 29, 2009 Cst. Ireneusz 'Eric' Czapnik of the Ottawa Police was killed early in the morning while making notes in his police notebook.

Cst Czpnik was sitting in his cruiser around 4:30 a.m., writing in his police notebook, when he was ambushed by a single man, apparently at random, and stabbed to death. The suspect was apprehended and held down by four nearby paramedics. The paramedics tried to revive the officer, but were unable to. He was pronounced dead at about 5:30 a.m, about 90 minutes before his shift was due to end.

He was stabbed in the neck by the suspect, Kevin Gregson, 43 years, a suspended RCMP officer of the Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police. There was no apparent connection between Czapnik and the suspect.

Czapnik leaves behind four children and his wife, Anna Korutowska. He was active in the Polish community in Ottawa East.

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Cst. Mélanie ROY

Cst. Mélanie ROY

Lévis Police - QC
Motor Vehicle Accident
September 7, 2009

On Monday September 7, 2009 Cst. Mélanie Roy of the Lévis police was killed after her police cruiser crashed in Lévis, Quebec, just south of Quebec City.

She was answering an emergency call with another cruiser on Highway 20 around 8:15 a.m. when her car lost control. The cruiser flipped several times and struck a viaduct pillar. The officer was pronounced dead in hospital.

The 22-year-old policewoman was travelling alone in her vehicle at the time of the crash. The crash led to the shutdown of Highway 20 west, and an investigation is underway. She worked for the Lévis police only since June. The other Levis police vehicle was not involved in the accident.

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Cst. Alan HACK

Cst. Alan HACK

Ontario Provincial Police Elgin Detachment - ON
Motor Vehicle Accident
July 6, 2009

On July 6, 2009, Ontario Provincial Police Cst. Alan Hack was killed in a two vehicle collision. Cst. Hack and his partner were pursuing a suspected car thief when their patrol car collided with an asphalt truck at 1:20 pm, causing both constables to be thrown from their cruiser. Cst. Hack was transported to Four Counties Health Services in Newbury where he died. His partner, who was driving, sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries and survived.

Cst. Hack had served with the Ontario Provincial Police for only six months and was assigned to the Dutton satellite of the Elgin detachment. He had previously served as a cadet with the agency for two years and as an auxiliary officer with the London Police Service for two years.

Cst. Hack is survived by his fiancée Donna McKillop.

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Cst. James LUNDBLAD

Cst. James LUNDBLAD

Royal Canadian Mounted Police - AB
Motor Vehicle Accident
May 5, 2009

Cst. James Lundblad, Reg. #49108, serving with Camrose Traffic Services in K Division was killed May 5, 2009 when his marked police motor vehicle was involved in a collision with a grain truck on Highway 2A near Millett, Alberta. James joined the RCMP on November 5, 2001 from his hometown of Valleyview Alberta.

He is survived by his parents, Lloyd and Noella and his sister, Michelle.

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