March 3, 2005 - Four RCMP constables - Brock Myrol, Anthony Gordon, Leo Johnston and Peter Schiemann - are shot dead by James Roszko near Mayerthorpe, while they were conducting a property seizure on his farm. It was the biggest RCMP massacre in its history. A public inquiry led to Mounties being outfitted with the C8 rifle, to better defend officers against a suspectarmed with an automatic weapon.
July 7, 2006 - Curt Dagenais, 44, murdered two Mounties and attempted to murder a third after a wild high-speed chase on the dusty back roads of rural Saskatchewan. The officers were trying to arrest him for assaulting his sister in Spiritwood, Sask. He admitted at trial he shot the RCMP constables but claimed it was self-defence. He was given three life sentences to run concurrently.
Oak Lake, Man.
Jan. 23, 1978 - One Mountie from the Virden, Man., detachment was shot and killed in the parking lot of a small motel. Two others were injured. Const. Dennis Onofrey was killed in the ambush by Bruce Donald Archer, 42, before the killer wounded Cpl. Russ Hornseth, 30, and Const. Candy Smith, 23. Archer and his girlfriend Dorothy Mallette, 28, then holed up in the home of Dr. Markus Scherz. After a four-day standoff, they were captured. Mallette and Archer were sentenced to life in prison where Archer died of natural causes.
Dec. 21, 2001 - RCMP Const. Dennis Strongquill is shot and killed. Robert Marlo Sand, 23, of Westlock, Alta., Sand is found guilty of first-degree murder and Bell isfound guilty of manslaughter. During trial, the jury hears that Sand and Bell wrapped up a 10-day string of car thefts, break-ins and bank robbery with the shooting of Strongquill, when Strongquill and another officer tried to pull over a vehicle with Sand, Bell and Sand's brother Danny inside. Danny was later killed by police in Wolseley, Sask., where the other two were arrested.
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Nov. 5, 2007 - RCMP Const. Doug Scott was shot at close range through the passenger-side window of his police truck in Kimmirut on Baffin Island. His gun was still snapped tight in his holster and a shotgun in the truck was still in its bracket. Nunavut man Pingoatuk Kolola, 39, is later found guilty of first-degree murder. In court, Kolola did not dispute that he shot the 20-year-old officer, but he testified during his trial in Iqaluit that he fired to scare him, not hurt him.