Memorial: Constable William Moss

Memorial: Constable William Moss

Constable William Moss killed in the line of duty on March 12, 1959

Constable William Moss was tragically killed on March 12, 1959 during the International Woodworkers of America strike at Badger that eventually became known as the “Badger Riot”. Constable Moss was struck on the head with a piece of pulpwood during a melee on March 10, 1959. He was taken to a hospital in Grand Falls, but died two days later. A logger was arrested and charged with murdering Constable Moss, but was eventually acquitted by a 12-man jury in the Newfoundland Supreme Court.

Vida Hounsell of Glovertown, mother of the late Constable Moss, later unveiled a commemorative plaque in his honor during special ceremonies at the old Newfoundland Constabulary headquarters at Fort Townshend on May 12, 1971.

Source: RNCA