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Constable John Randolph Kerr
Northwest Mounted Police
Federal

End of Watch: Friday, May 28, 1897

Biographical Info
Age: 29
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: 3040

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, May 28, 1897
Incident Location: Northwest Territories
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Kerr was part of 2 detachments of officers and a posse who tracked and trapped and escaped criminal native Indian Almighty Voice. He was wanted for cattle rustling and the murder of Sergeant Colin Colebrook in October 1895. Almighty Voice was cornered in a heavily wooded bluff with 2 accomplices. Going-up-in-the-Sky his cousin, and Tupean his brother in law who were also wanted for cattle rustling.

A troop of officers from Regina arrived with a nine pound gun and another troop from Prince Albert arrived with a seven pound gun. Also killed in the shootout was Corporal Charles Hockin. When all the shooting stopped Almighty Voice, Going-up-to-the-Sky, Tupean, and a civilian volunteer Mr. Grundy were dead and several others were wounded.



Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalSergeant Colin Campbell Colebrook
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Tuesday, October 29, 1895
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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