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Photograph: Constable Gerald Fortis

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Constable Gerald Fortis
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Thursday, December 25, 1997

Biographical Info
Age: 32
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Thursday, December 25, 1997
Incident Location: British Columbia
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Gerald Fortis was on duty in Chilliwack, BC and had arranged to travel home to begin his break so he could watch his 3 young children open their presents. En route in his patrol car, he encountered a patch of ice and his vehicle skidded into a cement barrier. His seat belt and the airbag were not enough to protect him because of the angle of the impact. He died from multiple injuries.

He survived by his wife and 3 children.

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