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Corporal Ernest Usher
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Federal

End of Watch: Saturday, August 7, 1920

Biographical Info
Age: 25
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: 6096

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 7, 1920
Incident Location: Alberta
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Corporal Ernest Usher was stationed in Alberta at the time of his death.

Corporal Usher accompanied Constable Frederick Bailey, and Constable James Frewin of the Alberta Provincial Police to the location of two of three men wanted for the hold-up of a Canadian Pacific Railway Car.

The two suspects were spotted in a restaurant in the town of Bellevue, Alberta. The three officers confronted the pair and a shoot-out erupted.

Constable Frederick Bailey and Corporal Ernest Usher were mortally wounded in the shoot-out. One of the suspects died at the scene and the other managed to escape but was later arrested by Canadian Pacific Railway Police. He was tried and convicted and then hanged for his crimes. A third suspect of the train robbery was located in the USA and extradited to Canada. He was sentenced to 7 years but died in prison of a disease before being released.



Related Line of Duty Deaths
Constable Frederick William Evans Bailey
Alberta Provincial Police, AB
EOW: Saturday, August 7, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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