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Constable Frank Orland Elliott
Northwest Mounted Police
Federal

End of Watch: Thursday, May 14, 1885

Biographical Info
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: 973

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, May 14, 1885
Incident Location: Northwest Territories
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Elliott died at Battleford, NWT. In a continuing rebellion by the natives which began in Duck Lake, NWT and continued to Frog Lake, Fort Pitt and Cut Knife Hill. Not long after the battle at Cut Knife Hill there was a Battle at Batoche. On May 12, the rebellion was over. The natives began to scatter. A scout patrol from Battleford came under attack. Five Mounties came under fire by a rogue band of Indians.

The natives believed that the troop were advance scouts for the enemy. The officers were outnumbered and retreated. Constable Elliott became separated from the rest of the men and fought to the death. He died from gunshot wounds.



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