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Sheila Thompson: Beevers and Era Uniforms

sheila thompson: The unveiled monument for Constable Frank Beevers, according to Toronto Star. Kashmala Fida / Star Metro Two officers dressed in 1918 era uniforms unveiled the granite marker Thursday, with Beevers' name, year of birth and death engraved at the Edmonton Cemetery in the neighbourhood of Queen Mary Park. An immigrant from the U.K., Beevers was shot and killed in the fall of 1918 while trying to apprehend a man wanted for robbery and murder. Although it's believed his grave was initially marked with a wooden cross, police believe it deteriorated over time until his final resting place was forgotten. Article Continued Below Sheila Thompson spent a lot of her time at the city and provincial archives, digging for the history of the city. For the longest time, the constable's grave remained unmarked until a curious history enthusiast went looking for him. ( As reported in the news.