Bower Place RCMP Memorial Undergoes Refurbishing

Date: July 21, 2022

On March 3, 2005, tragedy struck our community with the news of four Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) constables who were killed in action in Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Constable Peter Schiemann, Constable Anthony Gordon, Constable Lionide (Leo) Johnston, and Constable Brock Myrol were the fallen four RCMP constables.


One of the constables, Brock Warren Myrol had previously worked store security at Zellers for nine years and had a special connection to Bower Place. Constable Brock Myrol, grew up in the Red Deer area and graduated from the RCMP training academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is commemorated in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book on page 208.


In 2005, Bower Place unveiled the life-size statue of an RCMP officer beside his horse to honour the four RCMP constables. This important memorial statue remained in the Bower Place south entrance for over 16 years.


In June 2022, Bower Place relocated the statue to undergo refurbishing, to ensure our statue honouring the RCMP is respectfully presented to the public. The restoration is estimated to last 9 months and will return to Bower Place when the restoration is complete. After this process, the statue will continue to serve as a memorial at the south entrance.


Bower Place is planning a rededication in March 2023 with the arrival of the refurbished memorial.

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