Sergeant Thomas Seller Wallace
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 8, 1935
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: 11328
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, October 8, 1935
Incident Location: Alberta
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Sergeant Wallace and fellow officer Constable George Harrison were stationed in Alberta at the time of their death. They were killed in a shootout with three men wanted for the murder of Constable William Wainwright of Benito Town Police and Constable John G. Shaw of the Manitoba RCMP who were escorting the trio to Pelly Detachment in Saskatchewan for questioning On October 04, 1935.
After the murders in Manitoba the trio were tracked to Banff, Alberta in the stolen unmarked police car. After stopping a car and robbing the occupants the trio were confronted on the highway by police in search of them. One of the killers was fatally shot and found with Cst. Wainwright's .38 Revolver. An RCMP Dog tracked the other two into the bush.
A party of searchers were fired on. Game Warden Bill Neish (a former RCMP officer.) returned fire and critically wounded the remaining two suspects who were taken to hospital but later died. It is reported that one of the suspects was buried in an unmarked grave in Saskatchewan and the other two were not claimed by their families.
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