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Pont commémoratif Cst. Alain J. Deforges
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher
N 45° 18.182 W 075° 04.810
18T E 493715 N 5016617
Quick Description: An overpass bridge commemorating a fallen Ontario Provincial Police Officer.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 3/26/2015 7:11:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMNK69
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Constable Desforges and his partner Constable Jean were responding to an occurrence. Their cruiser was struck by an oncoming train at a railway crossing killing both officer.

Ontario has permitted bridges and other highway structures to be dedicated in memory of fallen police officers since 2002. The Highway Memorial for Fallen Police Officers Act, 2002 is based on a private member’s bill introduced by Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci.
Since 2002, 27 provincial highway structures have been dedicated in honour of fallen police officers.
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Type of memorial: Bridge

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