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Jack Templeman

Police officer, museum curator, historian.

Born at St. Boniface in 1934, he joined the Canadian Pacific Railway Police in 1955, and the St. Boniface Police Force in June 1958, rising to the rank of Patrol Sergeant by the time it amalgamated into the Greater Winnipeg Police Force in 1974. He oversaw the 1986 incorporation of the Winnipeg Police Museum and Historical Society. After retirement in 1994, Jack volunteers for many years of the Winnipeg Police Museum. In 2012, he received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion, in recognition of his meritorious service at the museum. He has published two books: From Force to Service (1998) and To Guard My People (2017).

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Manitoba’s Finest
Manitoba History, Number 52, June 2006

Sources:

To Guard My People, Leadthrough.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2017

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