In memory of those members of the

Ontario
Provincial
Police Association

who gave their lives in the service of the people of Ontario

Wall of Honour Display Case

The Wall of Honour display case contains articles which traditionally are presented to the family of a fallen officer at the funeral of their loved one.
 

From left to right within the case:

The Ontario Provincial Police Association's Memorial Family Bible

A Bible is presented to the family of all fallen officers on behalf the members of the Association by a member of the Board of Directors.

Ontario Provincial Police Peaked Cap

The Peaked Cap worn by members of the Ontario Provincial Police began during the 1st World War. The Peaked Cap worn with brass cap badges gradually replaced the Stetson hats. The Ontario Provincial Police discontinued the use of the Peaked Cap as the standard hat for members of the Force in 1997 returning to the Stetson. The Commissioner during a police funeral presented the Peaked Cap to the family.

Flag of the Province of Ontario

Ontario flag drapes the casket of all members of the Ontario Provincial Police during a police funeral. The folded flag is presented by the Commissioner to the family.

Ontario Provincial Police Stetson Hat

The wide brim hat is not new to the OPP. Officers wore Stetsons as part of their uniform from 1910 through until the mid-1920s. Cap badges were not worn with the Stetson. Beginning during the 1st World War, Stetson hats were gradually being replaced by peaked uniform caps worn with brass cap badges. The Ontario Provincial Police returned to a wide-brim hat in 1997, primarily out of concern for officers exposed to ultra-violet rays over time. It is a return to an old design, modified to modern materials. The Commissioner during a police funeral presents the Stetson to the family.

Ontario Provincial Police Medals Pillow
The black velvet pillow is used during a police funeral to carry and display the fallen officer’s medals. The Commissioner returns the medals to the family.

Warrant Card and Badge
The Warrant Card and Badge is the authority given to all police officers to exercise their duties of office.

This Warrant Card and Badge on display were presented to the family of Constable Thomas J. Emery at his police funeral. His brother Mr. W. Emery of Swindon Wiltshire, England has graciously donated Thomas’s badge so that it may be placed on display here at the Wall of Honour.