Inspector Lorne James Sampson Royal Canadian Mounted Police Federal End of Watch: Monday, May 8, 1933
Biographical Info Age: 38 Tour of Duty: 19 years Badge Number: 0.281
Incident Details Cause of Death: Assault Date of Incident: Monday, May 8, 1933 Incident Location: Saskatchewan Weapon Used: Blunt object Suspect Info: Not available
Inspector Sampson was stationed at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the time of his death. He was in charge of B Troop.
Inspector Sampson and his troop were on standby to assist with expected trouble that developed out of the Great Depression of that time period. Inspector Sampson and his troop were called in to assist the Saskatoon Police.
A riot broke out and Inspector Sampson and his troop were summoned to assist. Inspector Sampson's horse was struck with an object which caused the horse to lurch suddenly. The sudden action caused Inspector Sampson to lose his balance and he struck his head with great force. He was taken to hospital but died from the injury.
Several men were arrested and one was charged with manslaughter. He was later acquitted.