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History & Museum >Historical Stories

Ron “Hopper” Bilton takes on the World
- researched & written by John Burchill, Vice President, Winnipeg Police Museum and Historical Society

Canadian Wrestling Champion - Constable W.L. McIntyre
- researched & written by John Burchill, Vice President, Winnipeg Police Museum and Historical Society

A Grow like no other
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Andy Golebioski

Dick Tracy Gets Smacked Down: Comic Crimes in Winnipeg
- researched & written by John Burchill, Vice President, Winnipeg Police Museum and Historical Society

Mary Ellen Dunn - Service's first police woman hired in 1916
- researched & written by Constable Randy James (retired)

History of the Winnipeg Park Patrol 115 Years of policing Winnipeg's Parks 1897-2012
- researched & written by Sergeant John Burchill (retired)

The Murder of Constable Len Shakespeare (July, 1969)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

"The Pervert Murders" (circa 1946)
- researched & written by Patrol Sergeant Mark Hodgson

Constable Erling Walter Hansen #194-B (June, 1944)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

Lest We Forget - The Murder of Edwin L. Pearse (November, 1943)
- researched & written by Detective Sergeant John Burchill

The Julia Johnson Mystery (April, 1928)
- researched & written by Patrol Sergeant Mark Hodgson

Bad Luck Bank Robbers (June, 1944)
- researched & written by Patrol Sergeant Mark Hodgson

The Martin Silver Story (April, 1944)
- researched & written by Patrol Sergeant Mark Hodgson

An Un-Auspicious Beginning (February, 1874)
- researched & written by Detective Sergeant John Burchill

The Death of A Chief (July, 1880)
(Death of Chief Robert Power - Manitoba Provincial Police)
- researched & written by Detective Sergeant John Burchill

The Rat Portage War (circa 1883)
- researched & written by Detective Sergeant John Burchill

Two Can Keep A Secret - If One Is Dead (January, 1896)
- researched & written by Detective Sergeant John Burchill

James Dodds - An Arsonist's Flame (March, 1912)
- researched & written by Constable Scott Taylor
- researched by Patrol Sergeant Albert Apostle & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

Of Badges, Bullets and Brothels (August, 1913)
- researched & written by Detective Sergeant John Burchill

The Rape of Florence Stuart (January, 1919)
- researched & written by Patrol Sergeant Mark Hodgson
Booze, Banks and Bullets (circa 1921)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

Whiskey & Orphanages (January, 1929)
- researched & written by Detective Sergeant John Burchill

Murder On the Prairies (October, 1935)
(Murders of Constable William Wainwright - Benito Town Police, Constables John Shaw & George Harrison and Sergeant Thomas Wallace - RCMP)
- researched & written by Constable Scott Taylor

Police Commission Medal (circa 1947)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

The Murder of Detective Sergeant James Sims (July, 1950)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

The Man From Nowhere (January, 1975)
- researched & written by Patrol Sergeant Mark Hodgson

At the End of the Rope
- researched & written by Detective Sergeant John Burchill

The Death of Constable John Beattie (April, 1911)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

The Murder of Constable Bernard Snowdon (April, 1918)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

The Murder of Constable John McDonald (February, 1940)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

The Murder of Constable Charles Gillis (January, 1936)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

The Murder of Sergeant John Verne (July, 1934)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

The Murder of Detective Ron Houston (June, 1970)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

Policewomen In Winnipeg
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

The First Chinese Detective (May, 1910)
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

Police Gallantry - The Kings Police Medal
- researched & written by Staff Sergeant Jack Templeman (retired)

Back To the Basics
- researched & written by Detective Sergeant John Burchill


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