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Tragedy Strikes the Nelson Police Force

January 10 2023:

Constable Wade Tittemore age 43
Constable Wade Tittemore age 43

Two Officers from the Nelson BC Police department were caught in a deadly avalanche 60km North of the city around noon Monday, January 9th.

Constable Wade Tittemore age 43 was killed by the avalanche, his companion, Constable Mathieu Nolet age 28 was critically injured and remains in ICU.

The two Nelson Constables were off duty at the time of the accident,

exploring the backcountry near Kaslo when the slide hit.

Constable Tittemore was an avid backcountry enthusiast. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

Left - Constable Mathieu Nolet R - Chief Donovan Fisher Nelson PD

Nelson Police Chief Donovan Fisher:

“Nelson is one of the smallest municipal police forces in Canada, and we are like one big family. The impact of the death of Constable Tittemore has a profound effect on the force and our community, Our deepest condolences go out to his family.”

The public is invited to email their condolences for Constable Tittemore’s family at

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