Sergeant Richard Henry Nicholson Royal Canadian Mounted Police Federal End of Watch: Monday, December 31, 1928
Biographical Info Age: 34 Tour of Duty: 15 years Badge Number: 5611
Incident Details Cause of Death: Gunfire Date of Incident: Monday, December 31, 1928 Incident Location: Manitoba Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type Suspect Info: Not available
Sergeant Nicholson was stationed in Manitoba at the time of his death.
He was with Manitoba Provincial Police Constable J.R. Watson when the incident occurred. They were searching for an illegal liquor still. They located the operation and split up to approach the target. Sergeant Nicholson was first to arrive and confronted the operator. An argument erupted and the suspect grabbed a rifle. A struggle ensued and the weapon was discharged. Sergeant Nicholson was struck with the bullet.
Constable Watson arrived on the scene and the suspect fled. Constable Watson was able to get Sergeant Nicholson medical attention but he died from the injury.
The suspect was caught and sentenced to 5 years in prison for manslaughter.