Officer will be honoured May 24

Bridge to be dedicated in Campbell's honour

Provincial Constable Craig Campbell will be honoured on May 24, more than 30 years after he was killed in the line of duty.

The South-Bruce OPP issued a release last week inviting the media and members of the public to a bridge dedication ceremony. The Highway 21 bridge that crosses the Penetangore River will be officially dedicated in Campbell's name.

On Aug. 3, 1985, Campbell, Badge #6477, and his partner were on patrol along Highway 9 watching for a possible impaired driver that had evaded police near Wingham. As the marked police cruiser Campbell was in performed a u-turn, the suspect vehicle slammed into the cruiser broadside. The crash killed Campbell and seriously injured his partner.

South-Bruce OPP Detachment Commander Inspector Dana Earley said OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes will be on hand to dedicate the bridge, which is located on Highway 21, just north of Kincardine Ave. in Kincardine. The public is welcome to join past and present members of the OPP, local dignitaries and family members of Campbell at the ceremonies to honour his life and legacy. The dedication will begin at 1 p.m.