Fallen Manitoba conservation officers honoured
The province announced it is naming a Manitoba lake and two islands in honour of three conservation officers who died while on duty.
Officials worked with the officers’ families to choose the locations, Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh said in a news release. “Robert Logan, William McLeod and Charles Morrish put themselves in harm's way to protect us and Mother Earth, and this is an overdue tribute,” he said.
Logan died on Nov. 3, 1983 when the car he was in crashed after hitting black ice. Robert Logan Lake, near Childs Lake in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, will be named for him.
A trapper shot McLeod and he died of complications on May 12, 1967. William James McLeod Island on Cormorant Lake, where McLeod took his family on picnics, will be named after him.
Morrish died on April 3, 1966 when his vehicle went through the ice. He will be recognized with Morrish Island on Clearwater Lake in Clearwater Lake Provincial Park.
"Naming places after these fallen officers helps us tell their stories and ensures they are remembered in the years to come," said Mackintosh.