Peep from the Past – motorcycle cop crashes

Traffic Officer John Hitty of Wardsville suffered a broken kneecap and will be laid up for two months as the result of a chase after a speeding motorist.  On Friday night, as he sped along No. 2 Highway in the Wardsville District after a car travelling at a high rate of speed, the lights of his motorcycle went out.  Before he could bring the cycle to a stop it went into the ditch in the darkness and overturned up0n him.

October 24, 1935, Transcript & Free Press.

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5 thoughts on “Peep from the Past – motorcycle cop crashes

  1. A part of my job while working at the Dutton Dunwich Horizon, was writing the history column. I pulled material from the archives of the Dutton Advance at the JKG Library. It was my favourite part of the job. Thank you for the smile (even if it is at the expense of poor John Hitty).

  2. John Hitty? Was that perhaps John L. Whitty who was posted to Wardsville by OPP Standing Order #10 dated September 6, 1933?

    • It could very well be. My information was a recycled clip from the archives of the Glencoe Transcript and Free Press. Hitty could have been a typo. What’s the source of your information? Sounds official.

    • Do you have pictures of life in Wardsville. We are collecting digital photographs of Wardsville and area to be scanned and filed in the Arts and Cookery Bank.

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