An on-duty RCMP officer who died in a collision on Manitoba’s Perimeter Highway Friday afternoon has been remembered by his colleagues as a dedicated officer, father and as a big sports activities fan.
In a information convention Saturday, RCMP mentioned Const. Allan Poapst was killed when a truck crossed the median and crashed into his cruiser.
He was pronounced lifeless on the scene. The driver of the truck, together with a passenger, have been taken to hospital with accidents.
“Allan is gone, but he will never be forgotten by the many officers who worked by his side and by the people of Manitoba who he so proudly served,” Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy, commanding officer of the Manitoba RCMP mentioned in the information convention.
In the aftermath of the crash, McLatchy mentioned a quantity of folks stopped to assist on the scene.
MacLatchy was not capable of touch upon the trigger of the crash, however mentioned climate circumstances on the time have been atrocious. The Winnipeg Police Service is helping in the investigation.
She mentioned Poapst was a father to three teenage women. He was 5 days quick of serving 13 years with the RCMP. She mentioned he served the whole time in Manitoba.
“He was a dedicated officer who worked hard to serve Manitobans,” McLatchy mentioned in a written assertion.
McLatchy described Poapst as a large fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Jets, and mentioned he usually organized division tournaments with fellow officers. He volunteered with the True North Youth Foundation – Jets Training Academy for youth.
A COMMUNITY’S OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT
McLatchy mentioned the RCMP is passing its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Poapst, including that they’ll at all times be a half of the RCMP household.
After studying of the RCMP officer’s loss of life, an outpouring of assist flooded social media. Many folks have supplied their condolences to the household, together with Premier Brian Pallister.
“My deepest condolences to the family, friends and fellow RCMP members on the tragic passing of a Manitoba officer. On behalf of all Manitobans, thank you for your dedication and service. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and fellow RCMP members on the tragic passing of a Manitoba officer. On behalf of all Manitobans, thank you for your dedication and service,” tweeted Pallister.
“He was part of my hockey family. He enjoyed playing the game and he was an honest player and a good person. His smile in the dressing room will be with me always,” one other particular person tweeted.
“So very saddened for my colleagues with the @rcmpmb from all of us at @BrandonPolice our most sincere condolences,” tweeted Chief Wayne Balcaen of the Brandon Police Service.
McLatchy mentioned Poapst’s household has requested for privateness.
-With recordsdata from CTV’s Mason DePatie