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Constable George Ernest Willmett
Royal Northwest Mounted Police

End of Watch: Sunday, April 12, 1908

Biographical Info
Age: 27
Tour of Duty: 11 months
Badge Number: 4584

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, April 12, 1908
Incident Location: Alberta
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Death sentence reduced to life on appeal

Constable Willmett was stationed in Alberta at the time of his death.

Constable Willmett was found dead from a shotgun blast to the neck and face. At the time he was on special night patrol investigating a rash of break-ins in Frank, Alberta. In spite of their best efforts the killer seemed to disappear. Bloodhounds were used along with private guards hired to assist in the investigation of the murder. A $200.00 reward was offered and an enormous number of officers searched the town and surrounding area with no success.

Three years after his death a woman gave the Royal Northwest Mounted Police a tip which led to the arrest of 2 German immigrants in British Columbia. The men were originally questioned at the time of the murder but were able to produce an acceptable alibi.

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