Policeman's Prayer


Constable Jennifer A. Kovach

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on March 14, 2013, Constable Jennifer Kovach was responding to a request for assistance from another officer who had made a traffic stop. Unfortunately, Cst. Kovach's cruiser was involved in a collision with a city bus and she was rushed to Guelph General Hospital where, tragically, she succumbed to her injuries.

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Constable Walter E. MacAulay

On April 4, 1964, while off duty and downtown with his 5 year old daughter, Constable MacAulay went to the assistance of a fellow officer who was trying to arrest a motorist. MacAulay's arms were trapped in the door of the car as the suspect drove off. He was dragged 500 feet before being impaled on another vehicle's tailgate section. He died the following day of injuries received.


Constable William M. Holloway

On May 2, 1922, Cst. Holloway and Cst. Brash were on bicycle patrol after having their midnight lunch at the station. They noticed a car travelling on Eramosa Road at a high rate of speed. The officers stood in the roadway waving their arms to signal the driver to stop. The vehicle failed to stop and struck Cst. Holloway carrying him down the road for several yards on the front of the vehicle. When the vehicle finally stopped the Cst. fell to the pavement striking the back of his head. Cst. Holloway was taken to hospital immediately where he was operated on but died from his injuries.