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.