Who Am I? Alexander Decoteau

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Who Am I? Alexander Decoteau

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Who am I? Alexander DecoteauI was born November 19, 1887 on

the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan.I was Canada’s

first Indigenous police officer and a 1912 Olympic long-distance

runner.Wanting to serve my country during the First World

War, I enlisted as a private with the Canadian Expeditionary

Force. I was killed October, 30, 1917, during the bloody

battle of Passchendaele.

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November 3, 2017
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