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Canada Officer killed in Perimeter Highway collision 'will never be forgotten': Manitoba RCMP assistant commissioner

03:05  15 december  2019
03:05  15 december  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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RCMP Manitoba said one of their officers died on duty Friday. Late Friday night on Twitter, police said the officer was killed in a motor vehicle collision on the Perimeter Highway . The RCMP tweeted its thoughts were with his family during this difficult time and more information will be released Saturday.

A Manitoba RCMP officer is dead following a head-on crash on the North Perimeter Highway Friday. The tragic collision happened around 5 p.m. near the Emergency crews clean up while RCMP investigate at the scene of the accident on Route 90 near the North Perimeter highway Friday evening.

a man wearing a red hat: RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said the on-duty death of Const. Allan Poapst has sent shockwaves across the force. © Provided by cbc.ca RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said the on-duty death of Const. Allan Poapst has sent shockwaves across the force. Const. Allan Poapst was five days away from marking 13 years with the RCMP when he was killed on-duty Friday in a collision with a pickup truck on Winnipeg's Perimeter Highway.

"He was a dedicated officer who worked hard to serve Manitobans," RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said at a news conference on Saturday, at times speaking through tears.

"Allan is gone, but he will never be forgotten by the many officers who worked by his side, and by the people of Manitoba who he so proudly served."

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WINNIPEG — A Manitoba Mountie is dead following a crash on the Perimeter Highway . RCMP say the collision happened Friday afternoon on the highway that surrounds Winnipeg. Police say the officer was on duty at the time.

RCMP say one of their officers was killed while on duty in a motor vehicle collision on the Perimeter Highway Friday afternoon. Part of the north Perimeter Highway , between King Edward Street and Brookside Boulevard, was blocked off to traffic Friday night as police investigated.

Poapst, 49, will be remembered as the proud father of three teenage girls, and as an avid fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Winnipeg Jets, said MacLatchy, the commanding officer of the Manitoba RCMP.

Poapst was travelling westbound on the Perimeter Highway just east of Highway 7 shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, when a pickup truck going the opposite direction crossed the median and collided head-on with his RCMP vehicle, MacLatchy said.

The officer was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck and a passenger were taken to hospital with injuries.

RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service are investigating the collision, MacLatchy said.

She said she could not comment about whether charges will be laid against the driver of the pickup truck.

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WINNIPEG — A Manitoba Mountie is dead following a crash on the Perimeter Highway . RCMP say the collision happened Friday afternoon on the highway that surrounds Winnipeg. Police say the officer was on duty at the time.

+ A member of the Nova Scotia RCMP was killed in a collision on Tuesday evening, after stopping to help change a tire on a New Brunswick highway . The three-vehicle accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. on the eastbound lane of Highway 2 near Memramcook

'A tough day'

She said Poapst's death has rattled people across the RCMP.

"The RCMP itself is a family. We really are," she said. "And it really pains us when we lose somebody from our family."

Poapst was dedicated to Manitoba, serving his entire career in the province, MacLatchy said: first in Portage la Prairie, then in Powerview, then as a court liaison officer in Headingley.

MacLatchy said Poapst was dedicated to his community, and served as a volunteer with the True North Youth Foundation and as a key organizer with various police hockey tournaments.

He had recently realized a lifelong dream, MacLatchy said, when he went to Calgary to watch the Bombers win the Grey Cup.

She said Poapst's family has asked for privacy during an incredibly difficult time.

"It's a tough day," said MacLatchy. "To Allan's family, friends and loved ones, you have our deepest condolences.

"And please know that your police family will always be there for you."

Allan was known for his passion for the Winnipeg Jets and all things hockey. He volunteered with the True North’s Foundation - Jets Training Academy for youth and was an avid player and a key organizer in many police and fire hockey tournaments. #rcmpmbpic.twitter.com/q9RPkfINs1@rcmpmb

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