Sergeant William Brock Wilde Northwest Mounted Police Federal End of Watch: Tuesday, November 10, 1896
Biographical Info Age: 42 Tour of Duty: 14 years Badge Number: 857
Incident Details Cause of Death: Gunfire Date of Incident: Tuesday, November 10, 1896 Incident Location: Northwest Territories Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type Suspect Info: Not available
Sergeant William Brock Wilde was shot by a native Indian named Charcoal, in Dry Forks, NWT.
It is said that Charcoal was on a wild spree that left death and injury everywhere he went. It started with the murder of a fellow tribesman that had been having an affair with his wife. At that time October 1896, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
A posse was gathered but Charcoal was able to allude them for a time. When the posse finally caught up with him Sergeant Wilde confronted him. Charcoal fired on him wounding him. He then stood over him and shot him dead. Charcoal eluded capture once again. He was eventually detained by his own family. He was tied up and turned over to the authorities.