Honour Roll

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We offer our profound gratitude and respect to those officers who paid life's highest price to fulfill the Service's Motto
"To Serve and Protect"

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Michael Irwin
On February 27, 1972, Detective Michael Irwin and his partner, Detective Douglas Sinclair, were dispatched to a call where a tenant with a long criminal history was facing eviction that day. As the officers entered the premises, the armed tenant burst through the door and fired several shots, hitting Detective Irwin in the head. Detective Sinclair was shot twice in the chest. Both Detective Irwin and Detective Sinclair died during surgery.
Name: Michael Irwin
Badge: 1683
Service: Metropolitan Toronto Police, 32 Division
Rank: Detective
Date of Birth: May 16, 1933
Age: 38
Length of Service: 12 years
Date of Death: February 27, 1972
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