WINNIPEG — A public regimental funeral service is being held Friday for a Manitoba RCMP killed in a vehicle collision last week.
Constable Allan Poapst was travelling on the North Perimeter Highway the afternoon of December 13 when a pickup truck crossed the median and hit his vehicle head-on.
The father of three was about to mark his 13-year anniversary with the force.
Poapst’s funeral will be held Friday at Bell MTS Place beginning at 11 a.m. Doors at Portage Avenue and Donald Street will open at 10 a.m. and guests are asked to be seated by 10:45 a.m.
Standard venue security protocol will be in place at the arena for those entering.
“Over the last few days, the Manitoba RCMP has received a tremendous amount of support, kind gestures, and thoughtful messages from the public, law enforcement agencies, emergency service providers across Canada, as well as from our municipal partners and local businesses. We are truly humbled by this outpouring of support,” RCMP said in a statement.
Anyone wishing to pass along condolences is asked to email RCMP.Condolences-Condoleances.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
An online fundraiser for Poapst’s daughters’ education has reached more than $27,000.