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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Power (c1851-1880)

Police Chief.

The son of Michael Power, Sergeant-Major of the 2nd Dragoon Guards, he was married and had two children. He came to Manitoba in 1867. When the Manitoba Provincial Police was organized in 1870 he joined as a constable, and was shortly promoted to a sergeant. In 1871 he became a Lieutenant and in February 1874, he was appointed Chief Constable. He was also a Lieutenant in the Winnipeg Troop of Cavalry. He drowned on 23 July 1880 while attempting to cross the Red River with a prisoner.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2017

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