Ontario honours OPP Detective Constable Richard Robinson

Posted on: May 24, 2017


A bridge at Highway 401 and Joyceville Road in Joyceville has been officially dedicated in memory of fallen OPP Detective Constable Robinson.

Robinson died on May 24, 2013 while attending the Canadian American Law Enforcement Organization conference in Buffalo New York, as a representative of the OPP Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau.

Robinson lived in Ganonoque but was originally from Smiths Falls. He worked in Coboconk, Bellville and Kingston during his 24 years with the provincial force.

Memorial signs with the officer’s name and police service crest have been posted at each side of the Joyceville Road and Hwy 401 bridge in his honour.

“Detective Constable Richard Robinson was an honourable member of the Ontario Provincial Police. He was a devoted officer, husband and father who made valuable contributions to his family and his community. This bridge dedication is a tribute to Detective Constable Robinson’s service to the people of Ontario, ” said OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes.