Special Constable Joseph Edouard Raymond Cormier
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 6, 1958
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident
Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 6, 1958
Incident Location: British Columbia
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Special Constable Joseph Cormier air engineer, of the Vancouver Detachment and 2 fellow officers died as the result of a plane crash in Okanagan Falls, BC.
Staff Sergeant Stanley Rothwell the pilot was killed in the crash. He had extensive experience as a bush pilot and had been flying RCMP aircraft for 12 years. He was the senior pilot of the RCMP Air Division.
Also killed in the crash was Constable Richard Green of the Penticton Detachment, who had been picked up to assist in the search for a suspected murderer that disappeared into the bush after the suspect shot an RCMP Corporal investigating the murder of a woman.
Constable Green had special knowledge of the terrain in the search area.
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