RCMP Cst. Kenneth Kornelson

Ceremony set for fallen RCMP officer who died 50 years ago

Mission's Kenneth Kornelson was accidentally electrocuted while swimming in the pool at the RCMP Academy “Depot” in Regina on May 17, 1965.

  • May. 8, 2015 8:00 a.m.

A ceremony will be held in Mission to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of RCMP Cst. Kenneth Kornelson.

The event takes place May 15 at 10 a.m. at the Hatzic Cemetery at 34867 Cemetery Ave, Mission.

B.C. members of the Mission Detachment and others will be attending.

Chaplain Jim Turner will be presiding over the ceremony.

Kornelson, a recruit from Mission, was accidentally electrocuted while swimming in the pool at the RCMP Academy “Depot” in Regina on May 17, 1965.

Despite the fact that Kornelson was officially on duty, training in the pool, his name has still not been added to the RCMP’s Honour Roll.

Troopmates, friends and any relatives of Cst. Kornelson are invited to attend this memorial.

For further information, please contact Staff Sergeant Major John A. Buis at 604-294-7697 or by email at john.buis@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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