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Special Constable Wayne Phillip Boskill
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 8, 1986

Biographical Info
Age: 33
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: S2427

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident
Date of Incident: Wednesday, January 8, 1986
Incident Location: Saskatchewan
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Special Constable Boskill of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, was one of four men aboard a single engine Beaver aircraft that crashed into an ice-bound lake in northern Saskatchewan. Also killed in the crash were RCMP Constable James Frederick Wilson, 30, of Sherbrooke, Quebec and James Frederick Murray, 39, who worked for the Regina RCMP, and Arvid Ludquist, 47, of Saskatoon, a federal civil servant. They had been inspecting a new RCMP detachment building at Wollaston.

A nurse at the scene said the men were killed the instant they hit the frozen lake. The cabin of the aircraft was flattened and they were all still strapped into their seats.

Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patch image: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, FederalSpecial Constable James Frederick Wilson
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Wednesday, January 8, 1986
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

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