Douglas Yoell, 42, grader operator, rescued Alfred W. Oakley, 25, police constable, during a shooting incident, Windsor, Ontario, August 23, 1969. Oakley, one of four policemen outside a dwelling from which a man was firing a shotgun, was wounded when he attempted to improve his vantage point. He rolled into a shallow ditch alongside the street in front of the dwelling. Yoell, who was at the scene in a truck, drove to a position between the ditch and the gunman; but the truck became mired in the soft earth about 80 feet from the dwelling. Leaving the truck, Yoell entered the ditch and crawled to Oakley, who had moved toward him. While the other policemen drew the gunman’s fire, by which two of them were wounded, Yoell pulled Oakley along the ditch to shelter behind the truck. After the gunman had surrendered, Oakley and the other two wounded men were removed to a hospital. Oakley and one of the other men recovered, but the third policeman died.
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