A lake in northern Manitoba has been named after a fallen officer.
RCMP Constable Dennis Strongquill was killed after a routine traffic stop turned ugly near Russell on December 21, 2001. He was a 20-year veteran with the force.
His daughter Theresa Strongquill tells 680 CJOB it’s an honor to have a lake named after her dad.
“He would be absolutely thrilled that there’s an actual lake named after him. It is quite an honor.”
She says they hope to visit the lake one day.
“We’re told we can only get in by foot or see it from an aerial view by plane. We’re going to try our best and look into getting out there and placing a sign or a plaque in honor of him.”
RCMP Assistant Commissioner Kevin Brosseau says the naming of Lake Strongquill is a humbling honor and will ensure that his sacrifice is never forgotten.
Strongquill Lake is located roughly 45 kilometres north of Flin Flon in the Porcupine Mountains.
This is the first time a provincial geographic feature has been named after a fallen peace officer.