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Dennis Modest Nicklos Shwaykowski

In memory of:

Constable Dennis Modest Nicklos Shwaykowski

April 6, 1977
Red Deer, Alberta

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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December 3, 1966

Cst. Shwaykowski was the first police officer ever to die in the line of duty in the City of Red Deer. He was killed after being thrown from a moving vehicle while trying to apprehend an armed man. Cst. Shwaykowski was married to Linda and they had 3 children. He is buried in Birchwood Cemetery at Swan River, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 152 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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