December 13, 2019
Motor Vehicle Incident
On December 13 2019, 49 year old Constable Allan Poapst was killed in a motor vehicle incident while travelling westbound on the Perimeter Highway just North of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
At approximately 4:00 PM, Cst. Allan Douglas Poapst, a member of the Manitoba RCMP Court Liaison Unit based in Headingley Traffic Services, was traveling westbound on the Perimeter Highway just east of Highway 7, when a pickup truck travelling eastbound crossed the median and collided with Cst. Poapst’s vehicle. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver and passenger of the truck were transported to hospital with unspecified injuries.
Cst. Poapst graduated from Depot in December 18, 2006 and was only 5 days short of serving 13 years with the RCMP at the time of his death. He was a dedicated officer who worked hard to serve Manitobans for his entire career.
He was well liked by members across the force and was a massive Blue Bombers fan. He recently realized a dream when he attended the Grey Cup game in Calgary, and watched his beloved Blue Bombers win the Grey Cup. Allan was also known for his passion for the Winnipeg Jets and all things hockey. He volunteered with the True North Youth Foundation’s Jets Training Academy for youth and was an avid player and a key organizer in many police and fire hockey tournaments.
Cst. Allan Poapst left behind three young girls. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.