TORONTO – Ontario provincial police are seeking relatives of an officer who died while on duty more than 80 years ago at the age of 26.
Officer Leigh Wilkinson Metcalf was a motorcycle office based in Grimsby, Ont., when he was killed in a head-on collision in 1927.
His name will be added to a memorial to fallen police officers outside the Ontario legislature on May 4.
Provincial police are seeking relatives to attend the ceremony to receive a special plaque from Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Metcalf was born in Lincoln County in April 1901 and grew up in Grimsby with two older brothers, Harold and Gordon.
Metcalf, who had been a highway traffic officer for just a few months, died of head injuries at a Hamilton hospital.