Wednesday, November 24, 2010 | Categories: Episodes |
The story of the Mad Trapper of the Northwest Territories- Albert Johnson- told by the RCMP officers who captured him. It's a tale that has stirred the imagination of Canadians for 80 years.
The year was 1931 and Albert Johnson, who had a cabin on the Rat River in the Northwest Territories, was accused of disturbing native traplines. When Constable Alfred King and Special Constable Joseph Bernard attempted to serve Johnson with a search warrant, he shot and wounded King and fled into the mountains. Constable Edgar Millen was then killed in another attempt to arrest Johnson. And so the RCMP division at Aklavik organized a manhunt.
Hear the whole story on this edition of Rewind.