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Sergeant Colin Campbell Colebrook
Northwest Mounted Police
Federal

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 29, 1895

Biographical Info
Age: 33
Tour of Duty: 14 years
Badge Number: 605

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, October 29, 1895
Incident Location: Northwest Territories
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Sergeant Colebrook was the first of three Mounties to be killed by an Indian named Almighty Voice. He died at Kinistino, NWT. Almighty Voice was arrested and held for trial for rustling cattle. He escaped from the jail and was on the run. Sergeant Colebrook along with a scout were in search of Almighty Voice.

When Sergeant Colebrook finally caught up to him he kept hollering for him to stop. As the Sergeant approached within 30 feet Almighty Voice turned and shot him in the chest with a shotgun killing him instantly. A second group assembled to capture Almighty Voice saw two more officers killed, and several officers wounded before he was shot down in a standoff that brought officers from 2 outside detachments with heavy weapons.

It took almost 2 years before Almighty Voice and 2 accomplices paid with their lives for their crimes.



Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable John Randolph Kerr
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Friday, May 28, 1897
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalCorporal Charles H. Sterling Hockin
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Saturday, May 29, 1897
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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