Thomas Kehoe was a highly respected constable with the Bancroft Police. On the night of July 12, 1929, while on foot patrol, Constable Kehoe was crossing a street in the Village when he was struck by a vehicle. He suffered a fractured skull and died in hospital the next day.

Three days later, three local boys turned themselves into police. They had been drinking and driving and reported that they knew nothing of the accident until they heard reports of the officer being run down.