In 1920 the Band was invited to Portland Oregon to play for the famed RCMP Musical Ride. It was during this visit that one of the Bandsmen, Allan Hoare, apprehended a hold-up suspect in an armed robbery of a downtown bank. The suspect was later tried and convicted of the crime. As a result of this action, Allan was made an Honourary Member of the Portland Police Department. Allan Hoare later served with distinction in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War. Following the War, he returned to the Vancouver Police and was later wounded in a gunfight in 1947 in the Flats of the East End, when two officers, Ledingham and Boyes, were shot and killed.