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Joseph Ernest (Sam) Balmer

In memory of:

Auxiliary Constable Joseph Ernest (Sam) Balmer

August 29, 1992

150 Mile House, British Columbia

Royal Canadian Mounted Police


Service Number:

A/5547

Age:

25

Division:

E Division

Additional Information


Enlistment:

June 4, 1991

A/Cst. Balmer was born in Surrey, British Columbia and was known as "Sam". He had a variety of interests including: hiking and camping, gardening with his family. At school he played basketball, volleyball, and was on track team. A/Cst. Balmer joined the Kinsmen club and worked on several of their committees. At the time of his death, A/Cst. Balmer was in the application process of becoming a regular member. A/Cst. Balmer was a passenger in a police vehicle that was responding to a domestic dispute. A/Cst. Balmer was married to Gwen and they had a son, Brandon.

Commemorated on Page 204 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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