Kingston Bridge Dedicated In Memory Of Senior Constable John Flagg
McGuinty Government Pays Tribute To Local Hero
The Gardiners Road overpass at Highway 401 in Kingston has been officially dedicated in the memory of Ontario Provincial Police Senior Constable John Flagg.
On September 20, 2003, Senior Constable Flagg was killed while responding to what appeared to be a routine traffic call about a stolen vehicle.
A memorial sign with the fallen officer's name and police service crest has been posted at each end of the bridge. Since 2002, Ontario has dedicated bridges and other highway structures across the province in memory of fallen police officers.
- 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.
- This is the 20th provincial highway structure that has been named in honour of a fallen police officer.
“This bridge dedication is a tribute to Senior Constable John Flagg, and a reminder to all Ontarians of the sacrifice this brave police officer made to keep the community safe.”
“Ontario's police officers put the safety of the community before their own safety. This bridge dedication will commemorate the ultimate sacrifice Senior Constable Flagg and his family made on our behalf.”
“Senior Constable John Flagg, like too many of his colleagues over the years, paid the ultimate price to ensure that Ontarians live, work and play in a safe province.”
“This bridge dedication will serve as a memorial of the sacrifice that Senior Constable Flagg made for the citizens of Ontario. It will also serve as a reminder of the risks that OPP officers face on a daily basis as they serve communities across the province.”