Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Victoria, BC – Today, our officers and staff are honouring the memory of fallen VicPD Constable Earle Michael Doyle.

Cst. Earle Michael Doyle was 28 years old when he was riding his VicPD motorcycle northbound in the 3100-block of Douglas Street at approximately 9:00 p.m. on July 12th, 1959. A driver turned in front of him and he was thrown from his motorcycle. Despite wearing a motorcycle helmet, that had been issued two weeks earlier, Cst. Doyle suffered life-threatening injuries. His new helmet appeared to have come unlatched during the collision.

Cst. Doyle succumbed to his injuries in hospital the next day, July 13th, 1959. He left behind his wife Grace and his young family of three children, Shannon, Kathleen and Kevin.

A week later, citizens lined the streets while uniformed Victoria Police Department and RCMP officers accompanied him on motorcycles and on foot to his final resting place.

VicPD and RCMP officers escort Cst. Earle Michael Doyle to his final resting place

Today, we remember fallen VicPD Cst. Earle Michael Doyle.