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Corporal Michael Moriarity
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Friday, April 26, 1935

Biographical Info
Age: 48
Tour of Duty: 21 years
Badge Number: 6352

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, April 26, 1935
Incident Location: Alberta
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Corporal Moriarity was stationed in Alberta at the time of his death. Corporal Moriarity and Constable Roy Allen were sent to serve a summons on a farmer that threatened to use a weapon on a Sheriff that was serving an eviction notice. He was shot in the back with a rifle.

Constable Allen was able to get Corporal Moriarity into his vehicle but he died before reaching hospital. Reinforcements were called in and several gun battles erupted. The farmer fatally shot himself before it was over. It is believed that the farmer was unable to cope with the loss of his property which is believed to be the reason he took such drastic action against the officers.

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