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Constable Colin Eric Lelliott
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 12, 1960

Biographical Info
Age: 22
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, January 12, 1960
Incident Location: Northwest Territories
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Sentenced to 5 years

Constable Lelliott and another officer were chasing an escaped prisoner in the Northwest Territories. They chased the suspect out onto sea ice. When the lead officer got within ten feet of the suspect he saw that he had a stolen RCMP 30-30 Rifle. The lead officer turned to Constable Lelliott to warn him about the gun. At that moment the suspect turned and fired wildly from the hip. The bullet hit Constable Lelliott, mortally wounding him.

The suspect was given 5 years for manslaughter.

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