Officers Killed on Duty

The job of a police officer is one that demands a one-hundred-and-ten percent effort, one-hundred percent of the time. But for some officers, the contributions made in the line of duty are im measurable. Here, we honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice while working to keep Ottawa's streets safe.

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In 2009, this child held a sign as police officers walk in a funeral procession for Cst. Eric Czapnik of the Ottawa Police Service. The sign read: Thank you for being brave.


Prior to Ottawa's amalgamation in 1995, the boundaries of Ottawa Police's jurisdiction were different. After 1995, Ottawa Police acquired jurisdictions that were previously under the O.P.P and other services. The list of fallen officers below, denotes officers who have died in the line of duty in what is Ottawa Police's jurisdiction today. Read more about their stories.


Cst. Eric Czapnik

Cst. Ireneusz 'Eric' Czapnik May 26, 1958 - Dec. 29, 2009

Cst. David Utman

Cst.David Utman Aug 11, 1945 -Oct 14, 1983

Cst. Russell O'Connor

Cst.Russell O'Connor April 18,1942 -Sept 7, 1983

Cst. Kenneth Swett

Cst.Kenneth Swett Mar 8, 1951 -July 17, 1981

Cst. David Kirkwood

Cst.David Kirkwood Oct 26, 1955 -July 11, 1977

Sgt. David Tuckey

Sgt. David Tuckey Mar 29, 1933 -Jan 21, 1970

Cst. Robert Maki

Cst. Robert Maki Aug 22,1935-April 4, 1966

Cst. Jeffrey Armstrong

Cst. Jeffrey Armstrong Jan 11, 1940-May 13, 1963

Detective Thomas Stoneman

Det. Thomas Stoneman Feb 18,1908- Oct 29, 1945

Cst. Harold Dent

Cst. Harold Dent Mar 2,1903 -June 20, 1940

Cst. John Montgomery

Cst.John Montgomery Feb 20,1908 -July 31, 1931

Cst. Miles Campbell

Cst. Miles Campbell June 14,1899 -June 9, 1929

Cst. George Constantineau

Cst. George Constantineau Aug 14, 1915 - Nov 17, 1954

Cst. Hiram O'Callaghan

Cst. Hiram O'Callaghan April 8, 1884 - Jan 12, 1928