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David James McCombe

In memory of:

Inspector David James McCombe

December 12, 1955
Cutknife, Saskatchewan

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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F Regina, Wolesley & Melville. L Charlottetown, PE

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May 23, 1927

Insp. McCombe was originally from Belfast and worked for the Royal Irish Constabulary. He came to Canada in 1925. Most of Insp. McCombe’s service was in Saskatchewan however he did have a posting in Charlottetown as well as Ottawa. Insp. McCombe received his commission in 1950. He died from exposure while on patrol near Cutknife, Saskatchewan. He had a wife, Annie and three sons. One of his sons, H. Barry McCombe joined the Force and retired as a staff sergeant in 1994. Insp. McCombe is buried in the Cemetery at Depot.

Commemorated on Page 90 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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