Remembering...

John G. Ross

Constable

John G. Ross

Serving with the OPP

Sunday October 07, 1984

Age: 56 / 5 children

On October 7, 1984 Constable Ross with other members of the Woodstock OPP, the Woodstock City Police and the No. 2 District Tactics and Rescue Unit were following up a tip that two murder suspects were at a Woodstock residence. Constable Ross and Constable R. Thompson were confronted by one of the suspects. Constable Ross was shot and killed, and Corporal R. Thompson was wounded.

Postscript

The suspect who shot Constable Ross continued shooting at police and was shot dead at the scene. He was on day parole from Prison in Kingston. The second suspect held police off for 20 hours before giving himself up. He was charged and convicted, later taking his life while in prison serving a life sentence.


Remembering...

Constable

John G. Ross

John G. Ross


Serving with the OPP

Sunday October 07, 1984

Age: 56 / 5 children

On October 7, 1984 Constable Ross with other members of the Woodstock OPP, the Woodstock City Police and the No. 2 District Tactics and Rescue Unit were following up a tip that two murder suspects were at a Woodstock residence. Constable Ross and Constable R. Thompson were confronted by one of the suspects. Constable Ross was shot and killed, and Corporal R. Thompson was wounded.

Postscript

The suspect who shot Constable Ross continued shooting at police and was shot dead at the scene. He was on day parole from Prison in Kingston. The second suspect held police off for 20 hours before giving himself up. He was charged and convicted, later taking his life while in prison serving a life sentence.