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Constable Donald Ross MacDonell
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Sunday, April 19, 1931

Biographical Info
Age: 22
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: 10399

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Drowned
Date of Incident: Sunday, April 19, 1931
Incident Location: Manitoba
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable MacDonell was stationed at Port Nelson, Manitoba at the time of his death. He was accompanied by Senior Constable Norman Massan.

While returning from patrol the Constables made camp on an Island on their return trip. Through the night, unknown to them a flood on the river was approaching their location. Evidence suggested that the officers attempted to reach shore but were overcome by the elements and fast water.

The officers were found frozen in the ice. Constable MacDonell was only one of a number of his family members with distinguished service in the Mounted Police.

Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patch image: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, FederalSenior Constable Norman Massan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Sunday, April 19, 1931
Cause of Death: Drowned

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