The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary marked a grim anniversary yesterday.
It was the 59th anniversary of the death of Constable William Moss, an RNC officer who died during the International Woodworkers of America strike in Badger in 1959.
Constable Moss was struck on the head with a piece of wood during a melee that marked the low point in the lengthy and bitter strike. He died in hospital of his injuries.
A logger was arrested and charged but was eventually acquitted by a jury.
A plaque marking Moss’s sacrifice was unveiled at RNC Headquarters in Fort Townshend in St. John’s in 1971.