A northern Manitoba lake will be named in honour of a Mountie who died in the line of duty more than 14 years ago.
The Manitoba provincial government and the R-C-M-P say a body of water north of Flin Flon will be named after Constable Dennis Strongquill.
The 52-year-old officer was fatally wounded during a routine traffic stop near Russell, Manitoba just before Christmas 2001.
One of three suspects — Robert Sand — was convicted of first-degree murder while a second person, Laurie Bell, was found guilty of manslaughter.
The third suspect was shot and killed by police in southern Saskatchewan the day after Strongquill’s death.