- Frank Stamp
Stamp had joined the
Royal Newfoundland Constabularyin 1925 at age 20 and went on to become a light heavyweightchampion who fought many of the best boxers in his weight class in Canada and the United States. In 1930, he resigned from the constabulary to go to Bostonto pursue a professional boxing career, returned two years later and rejoined the constabulary.
Stamp had joined
Jack Sharkey's Campin Boston before turning professional.
He married Phyllis Young in 1935 and she died in 1942, still in her twenties, leaving her husband to raise their only daughter. She was 18 years old at the time of his death.
Stamp died suddenly working the beat in St. John's on
May 27, 1954at 1:35 a.m., after chasing and arresting two American servicemenfor assault and disorderly conduct.
Stamp will be immortalized on Sunday,
September 25, 2005when his name will be engraved on the National Police and Peace Officers Memorialpanel on Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
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