The REG.#25214, Constable Terry Tomfohr Memorial
Burnaby Detachment, Burnaby, BC
About three weeks after his arrival at Burnaby Detachment, Cst. Tomfohr responded to a complaint of unruly youths in the vicinity of Burnaby Mountain. It was after dark, and while searching for the youths in the thickly wooded area, Cst. Tomfohr fell over a ravine to his death.
The location of Constable Tomfohr's death is not far from the present day site of Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
Cst. Tomfohr’s funeral was the first of many, many services which I attended throughout my RCMP career.
I did not know him but my memory of his death is vivid after nearly fifty years. I can recall listening to the police radio of the search party of other members throughout the night of his disappearance. I was on duty nearby at Pattullo Bridge Detachment. I had been posted to Pattullo Bridge from Burnaby Detachment at the time that Cst. Tomfohr arrived from ‘Depot'.
This wreath is set at the Reg. #25214, Terry Tomfohr memorial which is
located at 'E' Division's Burnaby Detachment, Burnaby, BC
'Friends Not Forgotten'
Cst. Terry Tomfohr is buried in the Cemetery at Milk River which is south of Lethbridge, Alberta.
I am very appreciative to Reg.#53977, Cst. Matt MacLeod Burnaby RCMP General Duty, A-Watch for sending me the photographs of Cst. Tomfohr’s Memorial which stands at Burnaby Detachment.
Reporting from Fort Healy,
J. J. (Buffalo Joe) Healy