Veterans: In The News

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Over the past few weeks, the news reports have contained stories of past members of the RCMP.

These stories are include below for your reading pleasure:




Former RCMP Officer Rene Wells Joins G4S Canada – FORT MCMURRAY, AB, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ – G4S Canada is pleased to announce that Rene Wells has joined G4S Canada as the District Manager for the Fort McMurray branch. In his new role, Rene is fully accountable for all operations and financial matters, including meeting budgeted targets, business administration, industrial and labour relations, training, and customer service for all clients served from the branch.

Prior to joining G4S, Rene spent 30 years with the RCMP, where he served in a number of functions and duties in many communities throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. He received his commission and promotion to Inspector in 2007 and transferred to Fort McMurray as part of the Senior Management Team at Wood Buffalo Detachment, where he led and supported the work activities of 180 police officers and 70 Municipal Employees. He also led staff in the annual completion of risk analyses of operations at four detachments, implemented Quality Assurance processes, and developed Standard Operating Procedures at two detachments. Read more

B.C. Ex-Mountie Won’t Go To Jail For Stealing Cocaine – A B.C. Mountie who pleaded guilty to taking cocaine from a drug exhibit has been given a conditional discharge.

Former staff sergeant Stuart Seib, 54, pleaded guilty to breach of trust and resigned from the RCMP last year. Read more

Former Mountie Wife Killer Loses Appeal – ABBOTSFORD — A former Mountie who was convicted of throwing his wife from their 17th-floor Toronto balcony more than 30 years ago has lost his bid to regain full parole, after a ruling by the National Parole Board’s appeals division.

Patrick Kelly was granted full parole in 2010 for the first-degree murder of his wife, Jeanette, and among the conditions was a requirement to report any relationship with women to his parole supervisor. Read more