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Police Officer Harry Canton | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Harry Canton

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, November 4, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 11/4/1936

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Officer Canton was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeding car. His motorcycle struck the side of a city bus, causing fatal injuries.
Officer Canton had been with the agency for 15 years and was survived by his wife.

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My Grandfather Officer Harry P. Canton was survived by his wife Lydia Canton, my maternal grandmother; his daughter Evelyn, my mother; and his son George, my uncle. RIP, I think of you all almost daily, until we meet again. Love you all, Laura

Laura J. Wilson née Gibson
Granddaughter
March 13, 2016

 

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