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Constable George Stanfield
British Columbia Provincial Police
British Columbia

End of Watch: Thursday, June 10, 1920

Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, June 10, 1920
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable George Stanfield was assigned to the Grand Forks station for the previous five years. In the early morning hours of June 10th, 1920 he was off duty and was walking through the front door of his house . A suspect was waiting inside to ambush him and shot him dead just inside the front door. His wife, who was sleeping upstairs, ran down to see what was happening but Cst. Stanfield was already dead and the suspect had fled. Luckily the suspect did not harm Cst. Stanfield's wife and young daughter who was also sleeping upstairs. It is strongly believed the suspect was a local bootlegger as Cst. Stanfield had made several large liquor seizures recently and smuggling liquor across the border was a very lucrative crime at the time.

Despite an extensive investigation and a large reward his murderer was never found. The case remains unsolved.

Cst. Stanfield was an Army veteran having seen service in the Sudan, India and South Africa.



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