The province wide celebration of Police Week is continuing in North Bay. Members of the service are commemorating their fallen members all week. Two “Hero in Life / Police Week” signs are on display under the two Fred Lefebvre Memorial Overpass signs. Ninety-four years ago, on May 18th in 1923, Detective Fred Lefebvre was shot by a fugitive who escaped from the Court House. As well, a “Heroes in Life / Police Week” sign is on display in the front lobby at police headquarters to commemorate Detective Fred Lefebvre and Constable Leonard George Slater, who died on December 1st in 1973, after responding to a report of a man with a gun in a downtown North Bay parking lot.
Today, at 12:30pm at the waterfront, officers from the North Bay Police Service’s Traffic Unit will join other community partners for the Buckle Up Challenge between students of St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School and Chippewa Secondary School. Then on Friday at 3:30pm at the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre, officers from the North Bay Police Service’s Community Programs Section will play a game of floor hockey with local youth. Police are inviting any young people looking for after school fun to join them.