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Malcolm Bruce MacLennan
[Malcolm Bruce MacLennan]
November 24, 1873 - March 20, 1917
Born in Montique, Prince Edward Island and with twenty years on the Vancouver police force, MacLennan (also spelt McLennan) had been an early proponent of medical assistance for drug addicts rather than criminal prosecution. He greatly improved the working conditions of the police and was also the first Vancouver Police Chief to hire a visible minority, Constable Raiichi Shirokawa.
He was killed in the line of duty while attempting to arrest a heavily armed drug addict.
Initiated: October 11, 1912
Passed: October 25, 1912
Raised: November 8, 1912
Senior Warden: 1917
Vancouver Lodge No. 68

Source: Biographical Journal, Vancouver : Gaval Historical Society, n.d.. pp. 18-21. Also see Grand Lodge records and <vancouverpolicemuseum.ca>.

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