Staff Sergeant Stanley Samuel Rothwell
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
Staff Sergeant Stanley Rothwell of the Vancouver Air Section was the pilot of an RCMP Dehavilland Beaver CF-FHW with pontoon floats that crashed killing him and 2 fellow officers in Okanagan Falls, BC.
Staff Sergeant Rothwell 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 were air engineer Special Constable Joseph Cormier of the Vancouver Detachment and Constable Richard Green of the Penticton Detachment.
Constable Green was picked up to assist in the search for a suspected murderer who 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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