Man pleads guilty in death of Indian Head RCMP officer

A Winnipeg man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and theft of a motor vehicle in the death of Saskatchewan RCMP officer Const. Shelby Patton.

Alphonse Traverse entered the plea today in Regina Court of King’s Bench.

Patton, who was stationed at the Indian Head detachment, was killed in June 2021 while responding to a call about a stolen truck in an area southeast of Francis — a town 67 km southeast of Regina. 

Traverse also pleaded guilty to a charge of theft of a vehicle. 

He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 29. 

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