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Constable George Knox Garrett
Northwest Mounted Police
Federal

End of Watch: Friday, March 27, 1885

Biographical Info
Age: 24
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: 852

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, March 27, 1885
Incident Location: Northwest Territories
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Garrett 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 Garrett was shot through the lung and died one day after he suffered the chest injury.

He was taken by sleigh to Fort Carlton but died from internal bleeding. Constable George Arnold died the day after the battle in which Constable Thomas Gibson also died.



Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable Thomas James Gibson
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Thursday, March 26, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable George Pearce Arnold
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Friday, March 27, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable David Latimer Cowan
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Wednesday, April 15, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalCorporal Ralph Bateman Sleigh
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Saturday, May 2, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable Patrick Burke
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Sunday, May 3, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalCorporal William Hay Talbot Lowry
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Sunday, May 3, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable Frank Orland Elliott
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Thursday, May 14, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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