Constable George Stanfield
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.