Telling the Story of Canada's Most Infamous Rum Running Murder

The Crowsnest Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of our newest building and exhibit the Alberta Provincial Police Barracks – Coleman.


Located at 7809 – 18th Avenue in Coleman beside the former Miners’ Union Hospital and two doors down from the Crowsnest Museum, the former Alberta Provincial Police barracks embodies Canada’s most infamous rum running murder. The new museum and exhibit walks you through Alberta’s prohibition heritage, the stories surrounding the Alberta Provincial Police, and the local history surrounding the shooting of Cst. Steven Lawson by Florence Lassandro and Emilio Picariello.


Some background and further information can be found in the attached media kit along with historic images associated with the story. All information is available for immediate release. For more information please contact Chris at the Crowsnest Museum (403-563-5434 or or check out