Funerals held for two slain in Dartmouth


Funerals held for two slain in Dartmouth
DARTMOUTH. N.S. (CP) About 1,000 police men were joined by political leaders and hundreds of citizens in a overflow crowd which gathered here yesterday to pay tribute to Cpl. Eric Spicer, the Dartmouth policeman who was gunned down along with taxi driver Keith McCallum on Monday.

Cpl. Spicer’s widow and members of his family, along with representatives of the province led by Premier Gerald Regan took up the 400-seat main floor of the nearby Port Wallis United Church. Mayor Eileen Stubbs of Dartmouth, dressed in blue cloak and gold chain of office, and Mayor Edmund Morris of Halifax, headed civic delegations. Among those attending were representatives of police forces in Winnipeg, Toronto, Saint John and Moncton, N.B., Halifax, Dartmouth, and members of the RCMP. About 400 members of the public sat in a church auditorium, where the service was carried over loud-speakers.

STAND IN SNOW About 100 members of the Canadian Forces, a delegation of penitentiary guards, lands and forests officers and RCMP lined the road fronting the church for about 100 yards. Hundreds of citizens stood outside with them in the blowing snow listening to the service over loud-speakers.
In contrast only a small group of friends and relatives attended funeral services at Truro, N.S., for McCallum. a 23-year-old Dartmouth taxi driver.
McCallum, who lived in the Truro area before moving to Dartmouth earlier this year, was shot to death about 150 feet away from where Cpl. Spicer’s body was found.

Meanwhile Dartmouth police confirmed they have a witness who has supplied them with a detailed description of a second man sought in connection with the double slaying. Earlier police revealed Allan Craig MacDonald, 22, of Elmsdale, N.S., construction worker, had been charged with murder punishable by death in connection with the slayings. While the search for the second man is underway, MacDonald is being held at the Halifax Country Correctional Institute awaiting an appearance in magistrate court Monday.

The Montreal Gazette, Dec 26, 1975. https://books.google.com/books?id=oQwuAAAAIBAJ&pg=PA39&dq=The+Halifax+Gazette+%22dartmouth%22&article_id=3399,2365908&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiR7OrdooaGAxVeDRAIHYi_B20Q6AF6BAgJEAI#v=onepage&q=The%20Halifax%20Gazette%20%22dartmouth%22&f=false