Tag Archives: The Bathhurst Inlet Patrol

A/Commissioner Thomas Caulkin

    Thomas Cauklin distinguished himself in everything he did.  Regardless of the challenge or hardship, he remained a dedicated member of the Force. In 1919, he was the first member of the Force to receive the Kings’ Police Medal which was commonly referred to as the  “policeman’s Victoria Cross.”         Thomas […]

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Coppermine River Murder

    Inspector Charles La Nauze, Corporal Dennis Withers and Sgt. James Freeman make a fourteen month patrol by dog team from Fort Norman to the mouth of the Coppermine River to arrest tow Inuit – Uloqsaq and Sinisiak for the murder of two priests.         BACKGROUND In late 1913, Jean-Baptiste Rouvière […]

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Insp. Frank French

    Inspector Francis (Frank) Henry French (O.163)  had two key relatives in the early members of the Force. Like his father, uncle and brother, he too distinguished himself and was recognized for his efforts.           Early Years He was born on the 2nd of June 1884 at Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.   […]

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