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Joseph Thor Thompson

In memory of:

Constable Joseph Thor Thompson

December 18, 1961
Selkirk, Manitoba

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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January 16, 1934
Gimli, Manitoba


May 11, 1953

Cst. Thompson was raised in Gimli, Manitoba and was able to speak Icelandic fluently. He died at Selkirk, Manitoba, of injuries received while on duty on September 26, 1957, when Police Transport was struck by the wheels of a landing aircraft near Lethbridge Airport, Alberta. He is buried in the Cemetery of Gimli.

Commemorated on Page 115 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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