Constable Thomas James Gibson
Northwest Mounted Police
End of Watch: Thursday, March 26, 1885
Tour of Duty: 1 year
Badge Number: 1003
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, March 26, 1885
Incident Location: Northwest Territories
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Constable Gibson died at Duck Lake, NWT in an uprising which saw the native Indians rebel against the newcomers to their land. This became known as the Battle at Duck Lake. Two other Mounties died in this battle which was one of a few battles which were yet to be fought over the next three months. Constable Gibson was shot through the heart on the battlefield.
Constable George Arnold and Constable George Garrett died the day after from the battle in which Constable Gibson died.
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