The Mad Trapper
The story of the Mad Trapper is a compelling one- one of the great Canadian Northern tales.
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.
But if you want to hear the story for yourself- as it was first told on the program Between Ourselves in October 1973- tune in to Rewind.