Raymond George Zinck was born in Rose Bay, Lunenburg County, N.S. He attended the local school in Rose Bay and then Rogers High School, Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A., from which he graduated in l95l.
He joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in December, l95l, and after training in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Rockcliffe, Ontario, was posted to Ottawa. In April, l953, he was posted to St. John’s and then Placentia, Newfoundland. In the fall of l953, he was posted to Hopedale, Labrador, where he served until 1957. He was then posted back to St. John’s and eventually over the years was transferred to Gander, then to St. Lawrence, back to Gander and in l966 back to St. John’s. In February, l967, he was transferred to Goose Bay Detachment, Labrador, and was the Sergeant in charge. In l970 he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and took over the position of the Labrador Section Non Commissioned Officer, the supervisor for all of Labrador. From Labrador, he returned to St. John’s and served at that point until l976 at which time he was promoted to Inspector and transferred to Fredericton, New Brunswick. He served at that point until l980 and was then posted to Halifax, Nova Scotia, until l986, at which time he was transferred to Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and promoted to Superintendent. He retired from Corner Brook in 1988 and now resides in Dartmouth, N.S. He is a graduate of the Canadian Police College, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Quantico, Virginia, U.S.A., and received a Certificate in Criminology from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, N.S. He was the recipient of the R.C.M.P. Long Service Medal, Gold Clasp and Star, and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his service in the Force. He is married to the former Beulah Butler of Kelligrews, Nfld., and has two sons, Brian and Frank.