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Memorable Manitobans: Donald MacPherson (1875-1954)

Policeman.

Born at Campbelltown, Scotland, he first served as a police officer at Kilmarnock, Scotland. He joined the Winnipeg force on his arrival in Canada in 1902 and was promoted to Sergeant, then Inspector and finally to Chief of Police, serving from 1911 to 1919. He left the force at the time of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike and moved to the new community of Pine Falls that was developing around a paper mill being built on the Winnipeg River. He served as Chief of Police there for some years. He later returned to Winnipeg and was employed as a special officer by the city treasury. He retired in 1950. He died at Winnipeg on 19 February 1954 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

“Former Chief of Police dies at 78”, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 1954.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 October 2012

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