Orval Storey was one of the original eighty Department of Highways officers who joined the OPP in 1930. He was born in the Napanee area in 1904. He enjoyed six years of service with the provincial police, serving at Richmond Hill and Brampton, followed by Cooksville and finally Owen Sound in 1931.
On July 25, 1936 at 9:30 p.m., about five miles south of Owen Sound while riding on Highway 10, Officer Storey was following a northbound car driven by a local man when suddenly a vehicle from Windsor traveling in the opposite direction sideswiped the car ahead of the cycle. The errant car then crossed the highway and struck the police motorcycle head-on.
The driver who took his life was charged with manslaughter, but was acquitted.
PC Storey was survived by his wife and thirty month old daughter.