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Memorable Manitobans: Arend “Harry” Bakema (1952-2019)

Police officer.

Born at Groningen, The Netherlands on 15 June 1952, he came to Canada with his family in October 1954. He served with the Winnipeg Police Service from July 1971 to retirement in March 2003. Later, while serving as police chief for the RM of East St. Paul, he was accused and later acquitted of criminal charges arising from his investigation of a high-profile traffic fatality. He died at Winnipeg on 17 January 2019.


Inquiry into car crash investigation ‘took a toll’ on ex-police chief,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 2019.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2019

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