William J. Hulgaard

Staff Sergeant William J. Hulgaard, retired, served in the RCMP from 1952 to 1989. He was first posted on the 1953 Musical Ride, performing in eastern Canadian cities and in New York City. In his early career he was a motorcycle instructor. He escorted numerous dignitaries and was personally presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Following a career on highway patrol, William was traffic supervisor for the Province of British Columbia during his last year of service. He was awarded the RCMP Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with Gold Clasp. Following his retirement, he travelled thousands of kilometres visiting the old Mounted Police historic sites in the western provinces, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.