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Other Name
SMITH & WESSON "CHIEFS SPECIAL" .38
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960109002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SMITH & WESSON "CHIEFS SPECIAL" .38
Date
1987
Materials
PLASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
13
Length
16
Width
3.8
Description
BLACK BURNISHED 38 CAL. REVOLVER WITH SHROUDED HAMMER AND SHORT BARREL. MOLDED PLASTIC GRIP HAS RAISED CRISS-CROSS PATERN AND BLACK MARBLING. TIP OF MUZZLE HAS TAPERED POST WITH FLUTED TOP EDGE. CYLINDER HAS FIVE CHAMBERS. TRIGGER IS WIDE CRESCENT SHAPED TAB WITH FLUTED GRIP AS WELL. STAMPED INTO SIDE OF BARREL IS "AIRWEIGHT 38 SPL. CTG.". STAMPED INTO RIGHT SIDE JUST BELOW CYLINDER IS "MADE IN U.S.A. MARCAS REGISTRADAS SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS." STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL IS "SMITH & WESSON" AND STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE JUST ABOVE GRIP IS SMITH AND WESSON LOGO WITH STYLIZED "S" AND "W" WITH "TRADE MARK" AROUND IT. STAMPED ON INSIDE OF CYLINDER FRAME IS "MOD-38". RAISED ON LEFT GRIP IS "FITZ" AND "TEN-O-GRIP" WITH TARGET. STAMPED ON CYLINDER ARM IS "24128".
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
SPORTS
LEISURE
History
THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THIS FIREARM WAS USED BY THE DONOR'S HUSBAND INSPECTOR FRANK BATHGATE IN A NON-ISSUE, LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE SERVICE CAPACITY. PLEASE REFERENCE P19960109006 FOR DETAILS. FRANK JAMES BATHGATE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE AND GREW UP IN THE PARK LAKE AREA. HE APPLIED TO THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE IN 1951 AND WAS APPOINTED CONSTABLE ON JANUARY 14, 1953. HE WAS THEN PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF ACTING SERGEANT IN 1960, AND IN 1967 PROMOTED TO DETECTIVE IN THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BRANCH, WHERE HE WAS APPOINTED HEAD OF NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUG SECTION OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE. IN 1971 FRANK WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF DETECTIVE SERGEANT AND WAS THE HEAD OF THE NEWLY CREATED CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT, IN ADDITION TO HIS DUTIES IN THE DRUG UNIT. ACCORDING TO ONE DOCUMENT (PERM RECORD), HE WAS AN INTEGRAL PART IN THE FORMATION OF THE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE OF CANADA, WHICH DEALS WITH ORGANIZED CRIME AND OTHER AREAS OF NATIONAL INTEREST. IN JUNE OF 1978 HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF INSPECTOR, AND TOOK OVER COMMAND OF THE UNIFORMED PATROL DIVISION. IN AUGUST OF 1979 BATHGATE WAS PROMOTED TO SUPERINTENDENT AND FOURTEEN MONTHS LATER PROMOTED TO DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE. HE HELD THIS APPOINTMENT UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1988. FRANK BATHGATE PASSED AWAY IN 1996. C-301 PERMIT TO TRANSPORT RESTRICTED WEAPONS AND APPLICATION FOR FIREARMS ACQUISITION CERTIFICATE (F.A.C.) CAN BE FOUND IN PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19960109002
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
NAME BAR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19960112018
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAME BAR
Materials
NICKEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.7
Length
5.7
Width
1
Description
RECTANGULAR NAME BAR MARKED IN BLACK TEXT "D. WOOD", WITH TWO THREADED PINS ON THE BACK THAT HAVE NICKEL BACKINGS WHICH SCREW ON TO SECURE NAME TAG.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
NAME TAG WORN BY A LETHBRIDGE POLICE OFFICER D. WOOD. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112018
Acquisition Date
1996
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MODEL 929 .22 CAL
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19960087002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MODEL 929 .22 CAL
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
7
Height
10
Length
16.5
Width
9
Description
.22 CALIBRE REVOLVER KNOWN AS A "SIDEKICK". REVLOVER HAS 9 CHAMBERED CYLINDER AND BLACK BAKELITE GRIPS. STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL IS "MODEL 929 22LR" AND "MADE IN U.S.A.". RAISED AT TOP OF GRIPS ARE MANUFACTURER LOGO "H&R". S/N "AP137117" IS STAMPED INTO BUTT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
REVOLVER WAS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE WHO CONFISCATED THE GUN FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON.
Catalogue Number
P19960087002
Acquisition Date
1996-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960112065
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
39.4
Width
29.3
Description
BLACK FRAMED "LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS", WITH THE BACK COVERED WITH BROWN PAPER & MARKED "THE ART STUDIO ON FIFTH AVENUE LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". ITEM OUTLINES THE EXPECTATIONS OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ACCORDING TO THE "INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATON OF CHIEFS OF POLICE, INC.". PAPER ON BACK TORN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112065
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE DECAL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960112063
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE DECAL
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
47.5
Width
45.6
Description
STICKER MARKED "LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE PREVENTION- PROTECTION - SERVICE" IN BLUE TEXT ON A GOLD CREST WITH RED TRIM. THE CENTRE HAS THE IMAGE OF 2 HANDS SHAKING. ITEM IS A LARGE STICKER, THAT STILL HAS A BACKING THAT IS MARKED "FASSON FAS CAL MARKING FILM". SURFACE SCRATCHED AND EDGES WORN, BUT INTACT.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112063
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
VICTORY MODEL 38 (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980037004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VICTORY MODEL 38 (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13
Length
27.7
Width
3.7
Description
STEEL .38 CALIBRE REVOLVER WITH SMOOTH WOOD GRIPS. "SMITH & WESSON" IS STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL. "38 S. & W. CTG" IS STAMPED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF BARREL. SMITH & WESSON LOGO IS ETCHED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF FRAME. "U.S. PROPERTY G.H.D." STAMPED ON TOP OF FRAME. SERIAL NUMBER "V506055" IS STAMPED INTO BUTT FRAME AND END OF CYLINDER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
REVOLVER WAS DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. IT WAS CONFISCATED FROM HARVEY DOB.
Catalogue Number
P19980037004
Acquisition Date
1998-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
IVER JOHNSON .32 CAL
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19960087003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IVER JOHNSON .32 CAL
Date
1904
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Height
9
Length
19
Width
2.8
Description
.32 CALIBRE REVOLVER WITH BREAK TOP AND NICKEL PLATING. 5 CHAMBERED CYLINDER AND BLACK BAKELITE GRIPS. STAMPED INTO TOP OF BARREL IS "IVER JOHNSON'S ARMS CYCLE WORKS" AND "FITCHBURG, MASS, U.S.A.". GRIPS HAVE RAISED SCROLL WORK AND OWL LOGO AT TOP. SERIAL NUMBER "K2929" IS STAMPED INTO BUTT FRAME BENEATH LEFT GRIP.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
REVOLVER WAS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE WHO CONFISCATED THE GUN FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON. THE SERIAL NUMBER WITH THE PREFIX "K" INDICATES MANUFACTURE YEAR OF 1904.
Catalogue Number
P19960087003
Acquisition Date
1996-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
38 200 MODEL BRITISH SERVICE (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1943
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980037001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
38 200 MODEL BRITISH SERVICE (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1943
Date Range To
1955
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13
Length
27.7
Width
3.7
Description
BLUE STEEL .38 CALIBRE REVOLVER WITH CHECKED WOOD GRIPS. "SMITH & WESSON" IS STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL. "38 S. & W. CTG" IS STAMPED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF BARREL. SMITH & WESSON LOGO IS ETCHED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF FRAME AND ALSO RAISED ONTO MEDALLIONS AT TOPS OF GRIPS. SERIAL NUMBER "729050" IS STAMPED INTO BUTT FRAME AND END OF CYLINDER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
REVOLVER WAS DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. IT WAS USED IN A ROBBERY AT A SAFEWAY ON 21 FEBRUARY 1981.
Catalogue Number
P19980037001
Acquisition Date
1998-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
REMINGTON MODEL 12 .22 CAL E (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980037003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REMINGTON MODEL 12 .22 CAL E (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
18
Length
103
Width
3.4
Description
PUMP ACTION .22 CALIBREE RIFLE WITH OCTAGONAL BARREL AND TUBE MAGAZINE. STOCK IS WOOD WITH MEDIUM FINISH. STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF RECEIVER IS "MODEL 12" AND SERIAL NUMBER "747525". STAMPED INTO TOP OF BARREL BEHIND REAR SIGHTS IS "REMINGTON". CIRCULAR REMINGTON LOGO IS STAMPED INTO BUTT PLATE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
RIFLE WAS DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE AFTER BEING CONFISCATED FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON. THE MODEL 12 REMINGTON RIFLE WAS MANUFACTURED FROM 1909 TO 1939.
Catalogue Number
P19980037003
Acquisition Date
1998-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CANADIAN BILL OF RIGHTS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960112066
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADIAN BILL OF RIGHTS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Length
63.7
Width
48.5
Description
BLACK WOODEN FRAMED EXAMPLE OF "THE CANADIAN BILL OF RIGHTS", OUTLINES "THE RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS". IMAGE OF PARLIAMENT BUILDING ON THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. STICKER ON BACK MARKED "A.E. CROSS YOUR KODAK DEALER `EVERYTHING PHOTOGRAPHIC' 710-3RD AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.". ALSO STAMPED ON BACK "RALPH D. MICHELSON D/SGT. CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BRANCH LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE". PAPER ON BACK TORN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
STATUTES OF CANADA, AUG 10TH, 1960. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112066
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
22 CALIBRE STERLING
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD (WALNUT)
Catalogue Number
P19683312000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
22 CALIBRE STERLING
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, WOOD (WALNUT)
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
97.1
Description
55.8 (D) CM. S/N 946 SERIAL NUMBER ON SIDE OF RECEIVER AND BARREL. "SINGLE SHOT TAKE DOWN RIFLE CAL 22 LONG RIM FIRE SER. NO. STERLING" ON BARREL "STAR, ARROW F.L. 22 ELG" INSIDE A CIRCLE. FIRE STOCK CRACKED AND SPLIT ON LEFT SIDE PPEARS TO BE A REPLACEMENT FORESTOCK, HAND MANUFACTURED FROM OAK. MANUAL FROM OAK. MANUAL EXTRACTOR. ROLLING B CORK ACTION. RECEIVER EQUIPPED WITH LOCKING CAM. EQUIPPED WITH BUCKHORN AND BEAD SIGHT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
STERLING 22 CAL. RIFLE BROUGHT TO CANADA BY FRANK CLIFTON (ROYAL NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE, FIRST MEMBER STATIONED IN RIVER BOTTOM NORTH OF PRESENT SITE OF TABER
Catalogue Number
P19683312000
Acquisition Date
1968-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HANDWRITING SAMPLE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960112064
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HANDWRITING SAMPLE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
GLASS, PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Length
44.2
Width
40.7
Description
FRAMED SAMPLE OF HANDWRITING. SAMPLE SPLIT IN HALF, THE LEFT SIDE DISPLAYING THE "QUESTIONED" SAMPLES, AND THE RIGHT IS THE "KNOWN" SAMPLES. BLACK WOODEN FRAME, & COVERED WITH BROWN PAPER ON THE BACK. STICKER ON BACK MARKED "A.E. CROSS YOUR KODAK DEALER `EVERYTING PHOTOGRAPHIC' 710-3RD AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA." PAPER ON BACK TORN.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BETWEEN 2008 AND 2009, LETHBRIDGE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT GLEN MICHELSON STATED, “I HANDLED THE CASE, IT WAS FORGERY OF A GOVERNMENT FAMILY ALLOWANCE CHEQUE”. “THIS WAS A CASE OF FRAUD WHERE A WOMAN WROTE A CHEQUE, (HER) HAND WRITING WAS SENT TO THE RCMP LAB IN REGINA (AND) [IT] WAS EXAMINED BY SGT. ROBERTSON OF THE RCMP, (WHO) FOUND THE WRITING TO BE THE SAME. THE ACCUSED WAS CONVICTED.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFO. FORGERY SAMPLE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112064
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
COLT NEW POLICE 38
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL (BLUED), BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19820015000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COLT NEW POLICE 38
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
STEEL (BLUED), BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Length
10.1 (BARREL)
Description
S/N 342. 6 SHOT CYLINDER. .38 CAL., PATENT DATES AUG. 5, 1884, JUNE 5, 1900, JULY 4,1905 (ON BARREL). DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH "COLT NEW POLICE 38" AND "COLT PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT., U.S.A." AND PATENT DATED STAMPED ON BARREL. "COLT'S NEW POLICE" AND REARING HORSE STAMPED ON LEFT SIDE OF FRAME. 5 NOTCHES AND NUMEROUS SMALLER NOTCHES FILED INTO TOP RIGHT EDGE OF FRAME. BLUEING WORN ON BARREL, PROBABLY FROM A HOLSTER. CORNER OF RIGHT GRIP MISSING, BOTH GRIPS EMBOSSED "COLT". ALL PARTS APPEAR ORIGINAL.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ORIGINALLY OWNED BY SYD RUSSELL WHO WORKED FOR CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. THEN LATER PARTNER WITH HARRY HEARNE, AS OWNERS OF CITY ABATTOIR ON 43RD STREET SOUTH. NOTCHES IN REVOLVER RELATE TO MEN KILLED IN MEXICO BY SYD RUSSELL IN A DANCEHALL FIGHT. REFER TO ATTACHED HISTORY & TAPE.
Catalogue Number
P19820015000
Acquisition Date
1981-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
R.C.M.P. COAT OF ARMS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19910064003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
R.C.M.P. COAT OF ARMS
Date
1952
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
37.2
Width
27.2
Description
FRAMED COLOR ILLUSTRATION OF THE R.C.M.P. COAT OF ARMS, REGISTERED WITH THE COLLEGE OF ARMS.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
DONOR ACQUIRED PRINT FROM COLIN CAMPBELL UPON HIS DEATH. CAMPBELL WAS A COLLECTOR OF POLICE & MILITARY MEMORABILIA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF THIS ARTIFACT'S ORIGINAL COLLECTOR, COLIN CAMPBELL, FROM INFORMATION IN THE GALT ARCHIVES AND HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. COLIN CAMPBELL WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 20, 1903 IN SCOTLAND, AND CAME TO CANADA IN 1911, SETLLING IN EDMONTON. HE WAS COMMISSIONED A 2ND LIEUTENANT IN THE EDMONTON FUSILIERS IN 1936, AND SERVED OVERSEAS DURING WORLD WAR II WITH THE SASKATOON LIGHT INFANTRY. IN THE EARLY 1950S CAMPBELL MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WORKED AS AN ACCOUNTANT FOR STERN'S FURNITURE. CAMPBELL WAS A MEMBER OF THE ELKS AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION NO. 4, WHICH HE MANAGED. HE WAS THE NEIGHBOUR OF THE DONORS, BILL AND MARY SKELTON. COLIN CAMPBELL DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 2, 1979. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19910064001 FOR HARDCOPY OF CAMPBELL'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19910064003
Acquisition Date
1991-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON MODEL 1871 "SPORTSMAN"
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19970088003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON MODEL 1871 "SPORTSMAN"
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.8
Length
27
Width
3.9
Description
.22 CALIBRE REVOLVER WITH BROWN WOOD GRIPS. 9 CHAMBER CYLINDER. STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL IS "H&R 'SPORTSMAN' DOUBLE ACTION". STAMPED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF BARREL IS "22 LONG RIFLE CTC." SERIAL NUMBER "R55157" IS STAMPED INTO BUTT FRAME. GRIPS HAVE PEWTER MEDALLION LOGOS WITH STYLIZED "H&R".
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
DONOR WAS BORN IN SASKATCHEWAN AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AT AGE 8. JOINED THECANADIAN MILITARY AND THEN ATTENDED SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY. WORKED FOR 25 YEARS AS A PROBATION OFFICER AND SOCIAL WORKER IN FAMILY COURT. DONOR PURCHASED REVOLVER IN VANCOUVER IN 1970 OUT OF PERSONAL INTEREST. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVERY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY ALEXANDER MCQUARRIE. SHE LEARNED THESE DETAILS ABOUT THE DONOR FROM HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY: "ALEXANDER ROBERT 'MAC' MCQUARRIE, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MRS. JULIE L. MCQUARRIE OF LETHBRIDGE, PASSED AWAY AT THE ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CARE CENTRE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1997 AT THE AGE OF 59 YEARS... MAC WAS BORN IN PRINCE ALBERTA, SK AND GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE. HE RECEIVED HIS PILOT'S WINGS IN THE CANADIAN AIR FORCE AND SPENT THREE YEARS IN THE LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE REGIMENT. HE ATTENDED SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY AND RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA AS A SOCIAL WORKER FOR 25 YEARS."
Catalogue Number
P19970088003
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
FRAMED POLICE CREST
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960112072
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FRAMED POLICE CREST
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.1
Length
49
Width
49
Description
DECAL CONSISTS OF WHITE BACKGROUND; CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE CREST IN CENTRE. BLUE, GOLD, GREEN, AND RED. MOUNTED ON CARDBOARD BACKING; BLACK PLASTIC FRAME WITH PIANO WIRE MOUNTED ON BACK FOR HANGING. SEVERAL STEEL TENSION BANDS MOUNTED BETWEEN FRAME AND CARDBOARD.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
FROM LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION; FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19960112001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE FORCE CREST WAS EXCERPTED FROM THE FORCE'S 'ORDER OF DRESS POLICY' FROM THE MID-1990S, FOUND IN PERMANENT FILE P19960112001: "THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE CREST WHICH FORMS THE CIRCULAR CENTRE PORTION OF THE POLICE CREST WAS DESIGNED BY JOHN S. CHIVERS, THE PARISH PRIEST OF ST. AUGUSTINES ANGLICAN CHURCH IN 1906. THE CROWN ABOVE THE COAT OF ARMS SIGNIFIED CANADA'S ALLEGIANCE TO THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY. THE CIRCULAR PORTION REPRESENTED THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CITY'S ECONOMY AT THAT TIME, THOSE BEING TRANSPORTATION, AGRICULTURE, AND COAL MINING. THE DATES 1890 AND 1906 ARE THE DATES OF LETHBRDGE'S INCORPORATION FIRST AS A TOWN AND LATER AS A CITY. THE PANORAMIC VIEW IN THE BACKGROUND PORTRAYS THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS. THE LATIN MOTTO 'AD OCCASIONIS JANUAM' MEANS 'GATEWAY TO OPPORTUNITY'. IN 1947 THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE FORCE CREST WAS DESIGNED BY CHIEF CONSTABLE G. HARVEY AND AUTHORIZED BY CITY COUNCIL. IT CONTAINS A RIBBON INSCRIBED WITH THE WORD 'LETHBRIDGE' WHICH IS ARCHED OVER A BEAVER. ABOVE THIS IS A SHIELD CENTRED WITH THE COAT OF ARMS OF THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. THE SHIELD IS FLANKED WITH MAPLE LEAFS AND A RIBBON AT THE TOP INSCRIBED 'POLICE'. THE CROWN AT THE TOP SIGNIFIED THE OFFICE OF A POLICE OFFICER AS A LOYAL AGENT OF THE CROWN, HOWEVER OFFICIAL SANCTION TO USE THE CROWN WAS NOT RECEIVED UNTIL 1966, WHEN UPON APPLICATION HER MAJESTY, QUEEN ELIZABETH ii, APPROCED THE USE OF THE ST. EDWARD CROWN ON THE OFFICIAL CREST OF THE FORCE."
Catalogue Number
P19960112072
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WINCHESTER MODEL 1873
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19640199000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WINCHESTER MODEL 1873
Date
1882
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
61.0
Description
S/N 101506A. PATENT DATE: MAR...1866, OCT. 16, 1880. STOCK SPLINTERED IN TANG AREA, HAMMER INOPERABLE. DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE ORIGINAL BUTT STOCK. 44-40 WCF CAL. WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 (ON TANG). ROUND BARREL. REPEATING (LEVER ACTION). HEAVY WEIGHT BARREL. REF: CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
UNITED STATES. KNOWN IN THE U.S. AS "THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST." REF: DIXIE GUN WORKS CATALOGUE #125, P. 521. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PURCHASE INVOICES 3519 AND 3874. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640199000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
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SHOTGUN, SINGLE-BARREL

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Other Name
BREECH LOADING 12 GAUGE "RANGER"
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WALNUT
Catalogue Number
P19640186000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BREECH LOADING 12 GAUGE "RANGER"
Date
1913
Materials
STEEL, WALNUT
No. Pieces
3
Length
130.8
Description
S/N 253-KECALIBRE 12 GAUGE. PAT. DATE. AUG. 12, 1913. SERIAL NUMBER ON BARREL AND FORESTOCK. "ELECTRO STEEL CHOICE BORED" ON BARREL PATENTED AUG. 12/1913". "RANGER" STAMPED ON RECEIVER. HIGH PROOF STEEL BARREL FULL CHOKE. SINGLE ACTION TRIGGER. EXPOSED HAMMER. TANG BARREL LOCK. BEAD (OFSIGHT) MISSING. PISTOL GRIP SPLIT AND CRACKED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ENGLAND. SIMILAR TO INEXPENSIVE SHOTGUNS MASS PODUCED TODAY. PURCHASED BY CITY OF LETHBRIDGE INVOICES 3519 AND 3874. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640186000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SMITH & WESSON MODEL 14 - .357 MAGNUM
Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960109006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SMITH & WESSON MODEL 14 - .357 MAGNUM
Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
1995
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
4
Height
13.5
Length
23.5
Width
3.7
Description
1. 1 PIECE, STEEL, PLASTIC. BLACK BURNISHED STEEL REVOLVER. REVOLVER HAS BLACK PLASTIC GRIP WITH MOLDED FINGER GRIP AND CRISS-CROSS PATTERN. AT MIDDLE ON EACH SIDE IS BRASS LOGO WITH RAISED LION, TARGET AND "P". RAISED ON BOTTOM OF GRIP IS "THE PACHMAYR `GRIPPER' LOS ANGELES CALIF. MADE IN U.S.A." ON LEFT SIDE OF BARREL IS "SMITH & WESSON" AND ON LEFT SIDE OF FRAME JUST ABOVE GRIP IS SMITH & WESSON LOGO WITH STYLIZED "S" AND "W" WITH TRADE MARK AROUND IT AND "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF." BELOW. STAMPED ON RIGHT SIDE OF FRAME IN FRONT OF TRIGGER IS "MADE IN U.S.A. MARCAS REGISTRADAS SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS." STAMPED ON RIGHT SIDE OF BARREL IS "S. & W. 357 MAGNUM". STAMPED ON BUTT OF REVOLVER IS "20D6135". 2. INSTRUCTION PAMPHLET: WHITE PAPER PAMPHLET FOLDED TWICE HORIZONTALLY. HAS PHOTO OF REVOLVER AND TITLE WHICH READS ".357 MILITARY & POLICE REVOLVER MODEL NO.13". BELOW TITLE IS CONTENTS LIST "PARTS LIST", "INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE", "MAINTENANCE" AND "SPECIFICATIONS". AT BOTTOM OF PAGE IS "SMITH & WESSON" LOGO WITH ADRESS OF "BANGOR PUNTA COMPANY". CONTAINS A PARTS DIAGRAM, LIST OF PART NUMBERS AND SERVICING INSTRUCTIONS. 3. SAFETY PAMPHLET: WHITE PAPER PAMPHLET WITH CLOSEUP PHOTO OF REVOLVER HAMMER AND CYLINDER AND TRIGGER. TITLE IN WHITE READS "SAFETY & INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR YOUR SMITH & WESSON FIREARM". INSIDE IS PHOTO DIAGRAMS FOR FIRING AND MAINTENANCE. 4. SAFETY PAMPHLET: WHITE ACCORDIAN STYLE PAMPHLET WITH "SMITH & WESSON" LOGO AND TITLE WHICH READS "SAFETY & INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR YOUR SMITH & WESSON FIREARM". CONTAINS PROSE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIRING, AMMUNITION, STORAGE AND SERVICE OF FIREARM.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ON 24 SEPTEMBER 2010, LORELEI VANDEN BERG, FIREARMS OFFICER WITH THE RCMP IN LETHBRIDGE, CONFIRMED THAT THIS WEAPON WAS REGISTERED TO THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE (CERT. NO. K-095693) PRIOR TO HAVING BEEN REGISTERED BY THE DONOR’S HUSBAND INSPECTOR FRANK BATHGATE. THE WEAPON, IT IS PRESUMED, WAS BOUGHT BY BATHGATE AS A POLICE SERVICE MEMENTO AND WAS ADDED BY HIM TO HIS COLLECTION FOR POSTERITY. OTHER DONATED FIREARMS IN THIS COLLECTION MAY HAVE BEEN UTILIZED AS PART OF HIS SERVICE IN A NON-ISSUE CAPACITY AS CLAIMED WAS GENERALLY DONE BY RETIRED CONSTABLE ERNIE KREEFT BELOW. AMONGST THE COLLECTION, HOWEVER, THIS IS THE ONLY WEAPON WITH DOCUMENTED TIES TO THE POLICE FORCE. ________________________________________ ON 8 OCTOBER 2009, TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED RETIRED LPS/CITY POLICE FORCE CONSTABLE AND ARMOURER ERNIE KREEFT (SERVICE DATES 1 JUNE 1977 TO 4 JAN 2004) ABOUT THE FORCE’S USE OF THE .357 SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER. ACCORDING TO KREEFT, THE SMITH & WESSON 38 SPECIAL WAS ISSUED TO HIM AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS CAREER, BUT SOMETIME ABOUT THE MID 80S THE FORCE OFFICIALLY TRANSITIONED TO THE .357 SMITH & WESSON WHICH, WAS STILL FIRED USING .38 SPECIAL AMMUNITION. WHEN ASKED WHY THE TRANSITION TO THE .357 OCCURRED HE SAID, “IT’S JUST A PROGRESSION OF A BETTER GUN. THE OTHER ONES, I THINK, WERE OLD SMITH AND WESSON T-FRAMES AND THEY WERE STARTING TO GET LIKE, OVER THE YEARS, THEY GET OLD, AND I THINK THE ODD TIME WE HAD A COUPLE OF BACK STRAPS THAT BROKE, WHEN GUYS WERE DOWN AT THE RANGE, GOT INJURED, AND LIKE, THEY BLEW UP A LITTLE BIT, AND, THEN WE ENDED UP GOING TO REPLACE THEM AND WE JUST ENDED UP GETTING THESE GUNS.” IT’S POSSIBLE, HE SAID, THAT THE .38S DATED BACK TO THE 1960S. BEFORE THAT, HE THOUGHT THEY “USED THE WEBLEY WITH A FRONT BRAKE”. KREEFT TOLD MACLEAN, “THERE WAS A TIME WHEN GUYS WERE ALLOWED TO CARRY THEIR OWN FIREARM ON DUTY AND SOME OF THE GUYS BOUGHT 357S ALTHOUGH [THE FORCE] USED THE .38. AND THEN THEY DIDN’T WANT GUYS HAVING THEIR OWN GUNS SO THE DEPARTMENT SAID “BYE-BYE.” YOU COULDN’T HAVE YOUR OWN GUN. YOU WERE ISSUED ONE.” THE .357’S WOODEN GRIP, CLAIMED KREEFT, COULD BE REPLACED WITH A RUBBER ‘PACHMAYR’ GRIP. “BUT NOT EVERYBODY PUT PACHMAYRS ON”, HE SAID. “SOME PEOPLE LEFT THE OLD WOOD GRIPS ON THAT CAME WITH THE GUN [AND] SOME GUYS JUST LIKED [THE PACHMAYR] BETTER BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THEY TOOK A LITTLE MORE PRIDE IN WHAT THEY SHOT AND THOUGHT THEY FELT BETTER.” AS FOR RANGE USE OF THE .357, KREEFT SAID, “OH, THEY SHOOT A LOT MORE NOW THAN THEY DID THEN. I THINK QUALIFYING WAS MAYBE ONLY ONCE A YEAR BACK THEN. AND FOR SOME GUYS THAT’S THE ONLY TIME THEY’D SHOOT THEIR WEAPONS WHEN THEY’D GO FOR QUALIFYING. SOME GUYS REALLY DON’T LIKE GUNS AT ALL, THEY JUST, THE NATURE OF THE BEAST I GUESS. YOU’D THINK A POLICEMAN, THAT’S ONE OF HIS TOOLS; THEY’D WANT TO BE PROFICIENT. BUT SOME GUYS REALLY AREN’T VERY GOOD AT IT AND NEVER REALLY LIKED IT.” IN ORDER TO QUALIFY, THE MEMBERS OBSERVED AN “OLD FBI COURSE” STANDARD, STARTING “AT THE 50 YARD LINE [AND] THEN YOU MOVE UP TO THE 25 YARD LINE AND THEN YOU MOVED UP TO MAYBE THE 15 AND THE 7 YARD LINE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AND AT THE 7 YARD LINE THERE WASN’T AIMING. I REMEMBER WE HAD TO SHOOT KIND OF INSTINCTIVELY AND PULL THE GUN OUT AND JUST OFF THE HIP. ONLY 2 GUYS COULD GO AT ONCE, EH.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE .357S’ EFFECTIVENESS, KREEFT STATED, “YOU KNOW THE THING ABOUT A REVOLVER, IT’S A GOOD WORK HORSE. THEY’RE GOOD WEAPONS. THEY KIND OF, LIKE, JUST KEEP TICKING ALONG BUT THEN, YOU KNOW, IT COMES UP AND YOU’RE IN A GUNFIGHT AND THERE’S ONLY 6 ROUNDS IN AND YOU HAVE TO RELOAD WHEREAS A SEMI-AUTOMATIC YOU HAVE 15 ROUNDS AND THEY HAD ALL KINDS OF TRAINING WHERE FBI AGENTS WERE SHOT AND KILLED BECAUSE OF NOT ENOUGH ROUNDS. IT’S A PROGRESSION OF THE WAY THINGS GO, YOU KNOW, LIKE, OTHER WEAPONS.” ________________________________________ FRANK JAMES BATHGATE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE AND GREW UP IN THE PARK LAKE AREA. HE APPLIED TO THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE IN 1951 AND WAS APPOINTED CONSTABLE ON JANUARY 14, 1953. HE WAS THEN PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF ACTING SERGEANT IN 1960, AND IN 1967 PROMOTED TO DETECTIVE IN THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BRANCH, WHERE HE WAS APPOINTED HEAD OF NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUG SECTION OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE. IN 1971 FRANK WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF DETECTIVE SERGEANT AND WAS THE HEAD OF THE NEWLY CREATED CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT, IN ADDITION TO HIS DUTIES IN THE DRUG UNIT. ACCORDING TO ONE DOCUMENT (PERM RECORD), HE WAS AN INTEGRAL PART IN THE FORMATION OF THE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE OF CANADA, WHICH DEALS WITH ORGANIZED CRIME AND OTHER AREAS OF NATIONAL INTEREST. IN JUNE OF 1978 HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF INSPECTOR, AND TOOK OVER COMMAND OF THE UNIFORMED PATROL DIVISION. IN AUGUST OF 1979 BATHGATE WAS PROMOTED TO SUPERINTENDENT AND FOURTEEN MONTHS LATER PROMOTED TO DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE. HE HELD THIS APPOINTMENT UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1988. FRANK BATHGATE PASSED AWAY IN 1996. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW, REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE AND P20090009001-2 TO LEARN ABOUT THE TRANSITION TO THE SMITH & WESSON AUTOMATIC HANDGUN IN 1995. SEE ALSO ARTIFACT P19960109007, SPEED LOADERS, WHICH ARE DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OF THIS WEAPON.
Catalogue Number
P19960109006
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
.38 SPECIAL, “CST. LEE BRUNEAU”
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20130005001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
.38 SPECIAL, “CST. LEE BRUNEAU”
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1990
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
12
Length
22.5
Width
5
Description
SN#C808798, SMITH & WESSON .38 SPECIAL, MODEL 10-5. CARBON STEEL FRAME WITH WOOD GRIP. EMBOSSED AND GOLD-PLATED WITH CREST IMAGE AND TEXT READING “1964 – 1990” ON FRAME, “LETHBRIDGE POLICE” ALONG BARREL, AND “CST LEE BRUNEAU” ON UPPER GRIP. WOOD GRIP CARVED WITH CROSSHATCH TEXTURE ON BOTH SIDES, WITH SMITH & WESSON SYMBOL INSET IN METAL. MAKER’S INFORMATION AND PATENT DATE STAMPED ON FRAME BENEATH BARREL. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS REVOLVER WAS USED BY THE DONOR, CONSTABLE LEON BRUNEAU, DURING HIS CAREER WITH THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE. COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED BRUNEAU ABOUT HIS POLICE WORK AND THE WEAPON ON OCTOBER 8, 2009 AND APRIL 4, 2013. BRUNEAU SAID: “THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THE PAPER ABOUT [THE LETHBRIDGE AUXILIARY POLICE]. THIS INTERESTED ME BECAUSE… I HAD BEEN WORKING FOR A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION [BUREAU] AS A SECURITY GUARD UP IN CALGARY … [SO] I THOUGHT I’D TRY THIS AUXILIARY POLICE THING AND SEE WHAT COMES OUT OF IT… I DIDN’T KNOW [THE POLICE FORCE] WERE PLANNING TO TAKE RECRUITS OUT OF THE AUXILIARY… I WAS 29 YEARS OLD [WHEN I WAS] SWORN IN… THE FIRST GUN I WAS ISSUED… WAS AN OLD MILITARY 38 THAT HAD BEEN BORED OUT… TO ACCEPT .38 SPECIAL AMMUNITION, BUT THE .38 CALIBER HOLES ARE A LITTLE BIT BIGGER THAN THE .38 SPECIALS… SO IT RATTLED AROUND IN THERE AND IT WAS AN UNSAFE THING… AS SOON AS JIM TUTTLE QUIT [IN 1965/66] I WAS IN [SERGEANT] ALBERT HACKETT’S OFFICE LIKE A SHOT. [HIS] WAS A NEW GUN AND WAS THE ONLY .38 SPECIAL WITH A ROUND BUTT, AND I WANTED IT… [HACKETT] GOT IT FOR ME AND I CARRIED IT UNTIL I RETIRED… [IT’S] THE GUN I HAD IN ’82 WHEN WE HAD THE SHOOTOUT.” BRUNEAU CONTINUED: “THE REVOLVER ACTUALLY SAVED MY LIFE AT ONE TIME, BECAUSE IF I HADN’T FIRED IT, I MIGHT NOT BE HERE… IN JULY 1982… I WAS IN THE STATION [AT 5TH S AND 5TH AVE SOUTH] AND WE HEARD A COMMOTION, A SHOT, AND A SECOND SHOT… HOW [THE PRISONER] MIKE FRANK GOT A HOLD OF [OFFICER DARCY MURRAY’S] GUN, I DON’T KNOW. HAD WE HAD ANY WARNING ABOUT HOW VIOLENT THIS YOUNG MAN WAS, THERE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN ONE POLICEMAN DOWN THERE… [MURRAY WAS SHOT] THROUGH HIS ARM… WAYNE JOHNSON WAS ON THE DESK AND HE SAW THE COMMOTION ON THE CLOSED CIRCUIT TV AND WENT RUNNING DOWN THE STAIRS AND TOOK A BULLET RIGHT ABOVE HIS BODY ARMOUR [IN HIS NECK]… FRANK CAME RUNNING UP THE STAIRS… [SERGEANT] BUTCH LEE FIRED AT HIM [AND] HE RAN OUT THE FRONT DOOR… UP 5TH STREET TO 6TH AVENUE, AND WE CHASED HIM… AS HE WAS CROSSING [THE STREET] HE MADE A GRAB FOR A LITTLE OLD LADY… AND THEN HE FIRED A SHOT… BUTCH LEE AND I WERE THE FIRST ONES THERE… I THOUGHT ‘OK, WELL I’LL SHOOT HIS SHOULDER’ BUT I JUST GRAZED HIS SHOULDER, AND BUTCH FIRED FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE AND MIKE FRANK WENT DOWN… [THEN] HE CAME UP SHOOTING… I FIGURED, ‘HE MISSED ME THIS TIME BUT HE MAY NOT MISS ME NEXT TIME, SO I BETTER SHOOT’. SO I DID. I WENT A COUPLE OF BUTTONS DOWN ON HIS SHIRT AND SQUEEZED OFF A SHOT AND HE WENT DOWN, AND THEN I HEARD A LOT OF GUNFIRE… AFTERWARDS WE FOUND OUT THERE WAS ELEVEN BULLET HOLES IN HIM… IN THAT NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH [PUBLISHED IN THE JULY 10, 1982 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD] I WAS STANDING THERE TALKING ON THE RADIO AFTER IT, AND HE WAS STRETCHED OUT ON THE STREET.” BRUNEAU CONCLUDED: “IT WENT THROUGH MY HEAD, PRIOR TO THIS, ‘IF I WAS CONFRONTED WITH A SITUATION LIKE THIS, COULD I ACTUALLY SHOOT SOMEONE WITH THE INTENTION OF KILLING HIM?’ AND I FOUND OUT I COULD… THAT WAS ONLY THE SECOND TIME THAT I ACTUALLY HAD TO DRAW MY FIREARM… I DON’T THINK [THE INCIDENT] ACTUALLY CHANGED ANYTHING IN TERMS OF MY STATUS AS A POLICEMAN. I JUST KEPT ON DOING MY JOB… I BOUGHT THE GUN FOR $50 WHEN I RETIRED [IN 1990]. THE DEPARTMENT SENT IT AWAY TO VANCOUVER, HAD IT ALL REFURBISHED AND HAD MY ENLISTMENT DATE, MY NAME, EVERYTHING ENGRAVED AND FILLED IN WITH GOLD.” FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, AND COPIES OF RELATED NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND BRUNEAU’S DEPARTMENTAL COMMENDATION FOR HIS ACTIONS DURING THE SHOOTOUT, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20130005001
Acquisition Date
2013-03
Collection
Museum
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