Sgt. Dennis Conrad CYR – May 27, 1985

Reg. # 22419, Sgt. Dennis Conrad CYR 

May 27, 1985        near Kyle, Saskatchewan 

 Sgt. CYR was born on 25 MAY 1942 to Conrad and Lois CYR at Duncan, B.C.  He had a younger sister, Rita.  Sgt. Cyr engaged in the Force on 4 APR 1962 at Victoria, B.C.  Upon completion of Recruit Field Training at Depot Division, Regina, Sask., Sgt. CYR was stationed to Calgary City Detail.  Six months later, he was transferred to St. Paul, Alta.  On 2 JUN 1965, Sgt. CYR was transferred to ‘C’ Division, Montreal, Quebec serving on Harbour Detail and Section Investigator.

Sgt. CYR married Marion Fay Morusyk at Vermillion, Alta. on 8 JAN 1966.  On 25 JUL 1966, Sgt. CYR transferred to ‘F’ Division at Uranium City.  On 2 FEB 1967, Trent Richard CYR, was born at Uranium City.  On 8 APRIL 1970, he was transferred to I/C Melfort Highway Patrol.  On 15 FEB 1972, He transferred to Melfort Detachment.  On 1 APR 1973, he was promoted to the rank of Cpl.  On the 1 MAR 1976, Shannon Faye was born at Melfort, Sask.  On the 1 JUL 1976, he was transferred to the NCO I/C Ponteix Det.  On the 27 DEC 1979, he was promoted to Sgt. with his transfer to NCO I/C Rosetown Det.

On 27 MAY 1985, was northbound on Hwy #4 crossing a bridge at Sask. Landing in the Kyle District.  He was returning to Rosetown from Swift Current via an unmarked PC in plainclothes, on duty, following a dental appointment.  The north bound lane on the bridge was closed due to construction.  Sgt. CYR was crossing the bridge in a line of vehicles that were allowed to cross by the Highways Dept.  A runaway semi trailer unit from the north struck CYR’s unmarked police car; resulting in his death.  Five highway workers and one passenger in another north bound vehicle were injured and hospitalized.

Sgt. CYR left behind, his Spouse, Marion Faye CYR and children Trent Richard CYR and Shannon Faye CYR.

A memorial service was held on 30 MAY 1985 at the St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church, Rosetown.  Inurnment took place at the Mountain View Cemetery, Duncan, B.C.  (Block 5, Plot 40).  A Regimental Headstone is inscribed “22419   Sergeant Dennis Conrad CYR   R.C.M.P.   May 25, 1942  –   May 27, 1985.

Correspondence indicated that on 86-04-29, Mrs. CYR was advised that her husband would not be placed on the Honour Roll as although his death was untimely and unfortunate, the duty in which he was involved did not, within the meaning and intent of the policy, contribute to his death.

(Personnel File reviewed – photo on CD)