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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred G. Robertson (1863-1910)

Police officer.

He enlisted in the Queen’s Own Rifles, Toronto, and served as a bugler during the Rebellion of 1885, and also in the South African War. He joined the Winnipeg Police force in 1902 as a patrolman, was promoted to sergeant in 1904, and became inspector of detectives and police in 1908. He was one of the most widely known police officers in Canada. For no explicable reason he committed suicide while on a train from Ottawa to Toronto on 17 September 1910.

Sources:

“Inspector Robertson suicided,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 September 1910, page 1.

“Dead officer had interesting career,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 September 1910, page 1.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2017

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