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Photograph: Corporal Olé Roust Larsen

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Corporal Olé Roust Larsen
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 11, 1981

Biographical Info
Age: 34
Tour of Duty: 14 years
Badge Number: 25876

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, August 11, 1981
Incident Location: Saskatchewan
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Corporal Larsen was shot while stopping a car for inspection. He was the NCO in charge of the RCMP detachment in Climax, Saskatchewan. A village of about 300 people at the time of the incident is a village 23 kilometers north of the Saskatchewan-Montana Border.

Shortly after Corporal Larsen died, the man suspected of shooting him was found dead, across the border in Montana. A witness saw Larsen in pursuit of another vehicle. The vehicle stopped and Larsen pulled up behind it. When Larsen approached the suspect's car, the suspect got out of his vehicle pulled a gun and fired several shots.

Corporal Larsen was a 14 year veteran of the RCMP. He is survived by his wife and 2 children.

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