On May 23, 1936, Constable Lewis responded to a report of a holdup at a liquor store at Cromwell and Christina Streets. As he entered the premises, he was shot and killed instantly by a notorious criminal, Norman “Red” Ryan. The suspect and his partner were shot and killed by Sergeant George Smith who also responded to the call, arriving shortly after Constable Lewis was shot.
Constable Lewis was a 7 year member of the Sarnia Police, was married and had 2 children.
While operating a motorcycle on March 22, 1944, Constable Vanderveer was in pursuit of a vehicle southbound on Highway 40 in Sarnia. During the pursuit he was in collision with a train at a level crossing and was killed instantly.
Constable Vanderveer had 8 year’s service at the time of his death.
Constable Vanderveer was married with 2 children.