The Carleton Place Police – Whatcha’ Goin’ to Do When They Come For You?


Play Along With the Pictures





Chief Cornell’s Nightstick-from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Wayne Drummond

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Wayne Drummond’s extremely heavy boots from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum







I found this photo among my Dads things. C. P. Police in 1982 in front of station when still at the townhall.. Fr. Row r/l Brian Sonnenburg, Wayne Drummond, my Dad Chief Ray McIsaac, J. Dezell, Jim Birtch, Back r/l/?, ?, Ronnie Latham, Terry Williams.



1977- Ottawa Citizen

funny cops

Thank you to those who serve and protect- from the Ocean Wave Firemen- to the ambulance drivers to our local OPP detachment. They have a hell of a job to do.

Shawn Lanthier added: “1994 the Carleton Place Police were initially responsible for the investigation of murder when my mother was killed. They worked very hard and were very dedicated to getting justice for our family. It 13 years to finally convict her killer and two officers (Jim Birtch & Dave MacDonald & others) worked full time until the investigation turned to the OPP and eventually our force; they joined the OPP to continue the investigation until they got a conviction twice. To me it’s like yesterday but to others the memory fades.



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  12 May 1976, Wed,  Page 86

Photos by Linda Seccaspina from the Carleton Place Canadian -from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Constable George McDonald — The Fearless Mermaid of Carleton Place?

Dog Day Afternoon — The Only Bank Robbery EVER in Carleton Place

What’s in the Back Seat? Another Story of Our Carleton Place Police Force

82 Bottles of Booze on the Wall – 82 Bottles of Booze

Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place



About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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