After joining the Ontario Provincial Police in July 1958, Alex was posted at London Detachment, also working seasonally at Grand Bend, and at Dutton Detachment.

On August 30, 1964, Constable Prodan was chasing down a speeder along Highway 401. There had been recent changes to the highway, widening it to allow for four lanes with a grass covered median. A driver who was unfamiliar with the changes that had been made, mistakenly drove onto the wrong lane and collided head on with the cruiser that Alex Prodan was driving. The cruiser caught fire, and Constable Prodan was unable to escape.

Alex Prodan was survived by his wife and their four children. Alex was twenty-eight years old.