UPDATE: Saskatchewan RCMP – RCMP-issued firearm and ammunition stolen from inside unmarked RCMP vehicle

July 17, 2019
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

News release


In August 2018, the Saskatoon Police Service investigated the theft of an RCMP-issued firearm and its ammunition from inside an unmarked RCMP vehicle parked in Saskatoon. During its investigation, Saskatoon Police Service was able to recover the stolen firearm and ammunition and return them to the Saskatchewan RCMP.

Following the theft, the RCMP officer responsible for the firearm was placed on administrative duties and an internal RCMP Code of Conduct investigation was initiated. As a result of the conduct investigation, corrective measures were imposed on the officer.

Since then, the officer has returned to operational duties.

The Saskatoon Police Service also investigated the circumstances surrounding the storage of the firearm and laid charges against the officer.

RCMP Constable Shannon Drall was charged with Unsafe Storage of a Restricted Firearm contravening Section 6 of the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations, contrary to Section 86(2) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

Constable Drall will appear in the Saskatoon Provincial Court on July 17, 2019 at 2 p.m.


Saskatchewan RCMP: RCMP issued firearm and ammunition stolen from inside unmarked RCMP vehicle

At approximately 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018, it was discovered that an RCMP issued firearm and ammunition were stolen from inside an unmarked RCMP vehicle. The vehicle was parked at a business in Saskatoon when it was broken into sometime overnight.

The firearm is a 9mm Smith & Wesson 5946, serial number BDX1238. It is silver in colour with a black grip and has an RCMP image etched on the side.

The Saskatchewan RCMP are advising members of the public to refrain from handling the firearm and call 911 immediately if it is found.

Saskatoon Police Service is investigating the theft of this firearm. Therefore, we are unable to speak to the ongoing theft investigation.

The RCMP is also conducting an internal review of the circumstance that lead up to and contributed to the theft of the firearm. Further updates will be provided as they become available.

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