Maurice Nadon

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Maurice Jean Nadon (July 8, 1920 – December 21, 2009)[1] was the 16th Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, serving from January 1, 1974 to August 31, 1977.

Nadon was born in Mattawa, Ontario, joined the RCMP in 1941 and retired from the force in 1974.[2]

He was the first and only French Canadian commissioner of the RCMP.[3]

In 1991 the RCMP commissioned RCMP vessel Nadon, a patrol boat and named for the former Commissioner. In 2011, the new RCMP Headquarters (M. J. Nadon Government of Canada Building) in Ottawa was named in his honour.[4]

Nadon died in 2009 in Pembroke, Ontario[5] and buried at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. Predeceased by his wife Madeleine Desrosiers, Nadon was survived by son Robert and daughter Suzanne.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Police, Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted. "News - Royal Canadian Mounted Police". Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Royal Canadian Mounted Police". Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  3. ^ McKinsey, Kitt (1 November 1979). "Former Rcmp Commissioner Maurice Nadon At Hearing". Ottawa Citizen. p. 10. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Biography of Commissioner (Rtd.) Maurice Jean Nadon". rcmpvetsnational.ca. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Maurice NADON's Obituary on Ottawa Citizen". Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Police, Government of Canada,Royal Canadian Mounted (22 December 2009). "Canada News Centre - Archived - Death of Commissioner (Rtd.) Maurice Jean Nadon". Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
Police appointments
Preceded by
William Higgitt
Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
1974-1977
Succeeded by
Robert Simmonds