|Death: ||May 28, 1897|
Northwest Territories, Canada
Corporal Hockin was part of 2 detachments of officers and a posse who tracked and trapped and escaped criminal native Indian Almighty Voice. He was wanted for cattle rustling and the murder of Sergeant Colin Colebrook in October 1895. Almighty Voice was cornered in a heavily wooded bluff with 2 accomplices. Going-up-in-the-Sky his cousin, and Tupean his brother in law who were also wanted for cattle rustling.
A troop of officers from Regina arrived with a nine pound gun and another troop from Prince Albert arrived with a seven pound gun. Also killed in the shootout was Constable John Kerr. When all the shooting stopped Almighty Voice, Going-up-to-the-Sky, Tupean, and a civilian volunteer Mr. Grundy were dead and several others were wounded.
Saint Mary's Cemetery
Prince Albert Census Division
Created by: Ed Smith
Record added: Jan 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46347132
Thank you for your commitment, courage and sacrifices to your family and to your country. May you now find God's eternal peace.|
Added: Mar. 1, 2010