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Corporal Leonard Victor Ralls
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 5, 1932

Biographical Info
Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: 6177

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, July 5, 1932
Incident Location: Saskatchewan
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Corporal Ralls was stationed at the Foam Lake Detachment, Saskatchewan at the time of his death.

Corporal Ralls was assisting police trying to stop a car with suspects that had been given chase to by officers from another detachment. Corporal Ralls was shot a couple of times. He was rushed to medical attention but died at the doctor's office with his wife by his side.

The townspeople gathered quickly upon learning of Corporal Ralls murder. One of the fugitives was taken into custody two days after the incident. A second was taken into custody 3 days after the incident and the third man died in a shoot-out of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. When he was found he had wounds from the shoot-out.

One man was found guilty and hanged for the crime. His accomplice was given a 15 year term for manslaughter.

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