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Photograph: Constable Thomas (Brian) King

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Constable Thomas (Brian) King
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 25, 1978

Biographical Info
Age: 40
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: 31915

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, April 25, 1978
Incident Location: Saskatchewan
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable King was shot to death and his body was dumped into the south Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan. Constable King radioed headquarters that he was stopping a car for a check. While returning to his car he was overpowered by 2 men and manacled with his own handcuffs. He was relieved of his sidearm and forced into the trunk of the suspects car.

The suspects drove to several bars and reportedly showed the kidnapped officer in the trunk to their friends. Their friends told them to go away that they wanted nothing to do with the situation. They drove to the riverbank, after severely beating and torturing him, they shot him and dumped him in the river. The suspects were captured and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Recently the pair had applied for early parole claiming that they were insane at the time of the murder. This defense was not previously used at their trial. They were refused early parole.

Constable King had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and children.

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