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Memorable Manitobans: John Russell Foster (1853-1941)

Police officer.

Born on 9 April 1853, he served on the Winnipeg police force then the Manitoba Provincial Police before being appointed Brandon’s Police Chief in July 1890. He resigned two years later to start a private detective agency, from which he retired around 1910. He was a provincial vehicle inspector from 1911 until 1915. He died at Brandon on 15 January 1941 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

“City and country,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 July 1890, page 8.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2017

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