Robert Carrick Tunnel Dedication Ceremony

On August 23, 1969, Constable Robert Carrick of the Township of Sandwich West Police Force was fatally shot while responding to a report of a Domestic Assault at a home on Sprucewood Avenue. Constable Carrick was able to save the lives of the suspect’s wife, child & their baby sitter, by getting them to safety behind his police cruiser, before being fatally shot by the suspect. Constable Robert Ross of the Sandwich West Police as well as Constable Alfred Oakley of the Windsor Police, who responded to the call, were also shot in the ensuing gun battle. Constable Oakley & Constable Ross both suffered several gunshot wounds, and Constable Ross lost an eye due to injuries sustained during the shooting. Both officers eventually recovered from their physical wounds.
On August 20, 2017, almost 48 years to the day, LaSalle Police officers along with Cst. Carrick’s sister – Betty Spencer, Carrick Family members, residents of LaSalle, retired officers and civilians of LaSalle Police Service / Sandwich West Police Service, Windsor Police officers who were involved in the original incident, Civic and Community leaders, as well as our area law enforcement partners, will gather at Town Hall to participate in the Memorial Dedication Service.
A tunnel along the Right Honourable Herb Gray Parkway, and the structure above, which connects Sandwich West Parkway to Cousineau Road is being dedicated to the fallen officer during this special ceremony.