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Ontario Provincial Police

Constable

Paul E. Patterson

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Ontario Provincial Police ~ Oak Ridges Detachment

October 28th, 1978

Age: 22 / 2 years service

Paul E. Patterson was Married.

Constable Paul E. Patterson

Circumstances

Constable Patterson was in pursuit of a vehicle northbound on Dufferin St., north of Major Mackenzie Drive in the Town of Vaughan, Regional Municipality of York. The vehicle he was chasing stopped just over a hill and was abandoned. The officer broke over the hill and while attempting to avoid the stopped vehicle, he lost control of the cruiser and went into the east ditch, rolling over. He was found unconscious and died of his injuries.



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