Corporal George Ronald Hawkins

Corporal George Ronald Hawkins

Cpl. Hawkins was originally from rural Alberta near Edmonton. He joined the RCMP at 18 and had a very successful career with postings in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Manitoba, as well as with the Musical Ride.

He was an expert Dogmaster with an extraordinary devotion to duty and had an outstanding performance record with his Police Service Dogs Stoney, Prince and Billy. One career highlight was his and Prince’s capture of the murderer of RCMP Constable Neil Bruce (Honour Roll #130) in British Columbia.

Cpl. Hawkins was married to Laverne and they had two children, Wendy and Gregory.

Cpl. Hawkins died as a result of encephalitis directly related to a tick bite he suffered while on duty tracking a suspect in the Turtle Mountains in southwest Manitoba.

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