Constable Donald George Weisgerber
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
End of Watch: Monday, June 18, 1962
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 20215
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, June 18, 1962
Incident Location: British Columbia
Weapon Used: Rifle; .303 caliber
Suspect Info: Not available
Constable Donald Weisgerber was stationed in British
Columbia at the time of his death. He was shot with a .303
rifle while attempting to detain a man who had threatened 2
Game Wardens in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Also killed in the incident were Constable Constable E. Joseph
Keck and Constable Gordon Eric Pedersen
Three officers killed were responding to a man with a gun call.
All three constables were killed when the deranged suspect,
ambushed them and engaged them in a gun battle. This
massacre happened, despite the fact that the suspect was shot
several times, by two of the three initial officers using .38
Special caliber revolvers loaded with ineffective duty
ammunition. Other officers responded and shot the suspect
fatally with a rifle which they brought to the scene with them.
Years later, the RCMP adopted 9mm semi-automatic sidearms
with hollow point ammunition as standard issue.
Constable Weisgerber had served with the RCMP for five
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