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Memorable Manitobans: Reginald Walter “Slim” Alcock (?-1973)

Police officer.

Born at Derbyshire, England, he served with RCMP detachments around Manitoba for 25 years, retiring in 1953. He then served until 1960 as Chief of Police for the Town of St. Vital then Chief of Police for the Town of Tuxedo until his final retirement in December 1972. He was Director for the Manitoba Motor League and a member of the Mounted Police Veterans’ Association. Married to Enid Mary Bygott in 1947, he had three children: Beverly Alcock, Reginald B. Alcock, and Joan Alcock. He died at Winnipeg on 21 December 1973 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

“Alcock-Bygott vows exchanged”, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1947, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 1973, page 25.

Obituary [Reginald W. Alcock], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 2011, page C9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 October 2011

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