Special Constable John V. StarchukRoyal Canadian Mounted PoliceFederalEnd of Watch: Friday, June 2, 1972
Biographical InfoAge: Not availableTour of Duty: Not availableBadge Number: Not available
Incident DetailsCause of Death: AssaultDate of Incident: Friday, June 2, 1972Incident Location: British ColumbiaWeapon Used: Blunt objectSuspect Info: 2 suspects convicted
Special Constable John Starchuk was stationed at the Alexis Creek, British Columbia, Detachment Jail at the time of his death.
Starchuk was a special constable when he was murdered in the jail. Two prisoners beat Starchuk about the head with a
cement block then escaped.
The two were tried and one was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to life in prison.