Niagara Bridges Dedicated To Fallen Police Officers
McGuinty Government Pays Tribute To Three OPP Constables
Three Niagara bridges have been officially dedicated in memory of fallen Ontario Provincial Police officers. All three officers were killed while on duty on the Queen Elizabeth Way.
- Constable John Gregovski died on January 4, 1989
- Constable Michael Gula died on April 2, 1996
- Constable Charles Mercier died on September 30, 1999
- The Highway Memorial for Fallen Police Officers Act, 2002 allows provincial bridges and other highway structures to be named in memory of fallen police officers.
- Since 2002, 19 provincial highway structures have been named in honour of police officers killed in the line of duty.
“By naming a bridge for each of these officers across the highway they dedicated their careers to patrolling and protecting, we hope that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.”
“Ontario's police officers put the safety of those using Ontario's highways in the Niagara Region ahead of their own safety. These bridge dedications will commemorate the ultimate sacrifice the officers and their families made on our behalf.”
“These bridge dedications will serve as a memorial of the sacrifice that these three officers made and also serves as a reminder of the risks that all police officers face on a daily basis as they serve communities across the province.”
Chris D. Lewis