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John Terrence Hoey

In memory of:

Third Class Constable John Terrence Hoey

November 7, 1958

Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador

Royal Canadian Mounted Police


Service Number:

20307

Age:

21

Division:

B Division

Additional Information


Born:

April 4, 1937

Enlistment:

January 6, 1958

3/Cst. Hoey wanted to be a police officer all his life. He was devoted to his church and helped build the St. Anne’s Church in Peterborough. Unfortunately, the very first funeral held at the church was his own. He was shot while investigating a complaint at Botwood, Newfoundland. 3/Cst. Hoey was only three weeks out of training when he was killed. He is buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Peterborough, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 81 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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