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Police Fatality
An Abbotsford BC police officer was shot and killed today after exchanging gun fire with a suspect pursued in a stolen vehicle. 

My deepest condolences to his loved ones. I hope that someday his family can take some small solace in the fact that he died a hero while trying to protect the lives of others.
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I heard the news earlier this evening and it sucks hearing that. May he RIP.

I know a couple of guys who are cops in Abbotsford.
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I am both mad, and sad at the same time. Close to home, too

 May the cop r.i.p. and the killer can burn in hell

 This      just                       sucks
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Awful news to hear

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'He will always be my hero': Police officer shot to death in Abbotsford, B.C.

Suspect in custody and police say there is no further risk to public

A police officer is dead after a shooting in Abbotsford, B.C., around noon PT on Monday.

Police Chief Bob Rich described the officer as a "hero" at a news conference.

"He was protecting our community. He will always be my hero," Rich said.

The officer was killed while trying to arrest a suspect who had allegedly opened fire in the parking lot of a shopping centre in the 3200 block of Mt. Lehman Road just before noon, according to Rich.

The police chief said he had met with the dead officer's spouse and delivered the news in person.

"It's something I never wanted to have to do in my life, but I did it today, folks," he said.

The officer's name has not been released.

'Absolutely heroic'

Police say the violence began at about 11:35 a.m., when a witness called 911 to report a possible stolen vehicle. The caller then used their car to block the suspect from leaving.

The suspect then stepped out of his vehicle with a shotgun, and began firing at the caller and other witnesses. When police arrived, they returned fire, and one officer was shot.

The suspect fled the scene in the car, but was arrested after more shots were fired in the intersection of Mt. Lehman Road and Fraser Highway.

"It was a very dynamic takedown," Rich said of the arrest.

The suspect, an Alberta man in his 60s, was injured in the takedown and taken to hospital, but Rich says he is expected to survive.

The injured officer was pronounced dead soon after he arrived in hospital. No one else was hurt in the encounter.

"Our officers' actions today, all of them, were absolutely heroic," Rich said. "They responded in a way that was designed to protect the public. This person was trying to kill members of the public and our officers responded."

Officer down

Derek Middleton was eating at a sushi restaurant nearby and witnessed the aftermath.

"I looked outside and the officer was down and bleeding," said Middleton in an interview with CBC News.

"So I just closed the door and locked it and said call 911."

Abbotsford resident James Graham was driving in the area when he saw police cruisers crash into a Mustang behind him.

He then heard several gunshots and witnessed what was taking place through his rearview mirror.

"Then there was gunfire — six or seven shots I'd say — it didn't even look like anyone was out of the vehicle yet," said Graham in a phone interview with CBC News.

"I was a little startled, but I just hit the gas and got out of there. I just hoped that no one was injured."

'A tragic day'

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C., which is called out in incidents where people are seriously injured or killed in encounters with police, is now investigating the injuries to the suspect.

Ron MacDonald, the IIO's chief civilian director, said the man had injuries to his head and face, but was conscious and able to speak. He said it wasn't clear where the suspect's vehicle was stolen, but it has an Alberta licence plate.

MacDonald also offered his condolences to the friends, family and coworkers of the dead officer.

"It's certainly a tragic day for the Abbotsford Police Department," he said.

Premier John Horgan issued a statement as well, saying he was saddened by the news.

"As British Columbians, we are filled with grief at this tragic loss and give gratitude to all those who put their lives on the line for us every day," Horgan said.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted Tuesday morning: "Police work in harm's way to protect us all. My deepest sympathies to the family of the @AbbyPoliceDept officer killed in the line of duty."

In a statement, B.C. Opposition Leader Rich Coleman said: "I know personally the sadness that comes with the loss of a colleague and friend in the line of duty. We take this moment to offer our appreciation to the brave men and women who put their lives at risk to protect British Columbians, and grieve with them for this loss."

Only one other Abbotsford police officer is believed to have died from injuries sustained at work, according to the B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.

Const. John David Goyer developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis after being hurt during an arrest on Sept. 26, 2001.

Though a link between ALS and physical injuries has yet to be proven conclusively, Goyer's neurologist determined that the disease was triggered by his injuries, and WorkSafeBC approved a workplace compensation claim based on that diagnosis. Goyer died from the disease five years later.

Between 1961 and the end of 2015, 10 B.C. officers were killed in the line of duty by the direct actions of other people, according to Statistics Canada. Across the country over the same 54-year time period, 144 police officers were killed.
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Hero - a person who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing their own personal concerns for a greater good.

Regardless of what your opinions of the police and white people are, a man lost his life trying to stop a criminal from shooting citizens. I'm not one to throw around the term hero wildly but it fits in this situation.
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Celebration of life for Abbotsford Const. John Davidson on Nov. 19

A public celebration of life has been planned for Abbotsford police Const. John Davidson, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week.

The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19 and will take place at the Abbotsford Centre (33800 King Rd.). Davidson’s family will be present.

A procession of uniformed law-enforcement personnel will begin at about noon on MacKenzie Road and will proceed through the city  to the Abbotsford Centre on King Road. The ceremony, with full police honours, will begin at 1 p.m., but roads will be closed beginning at 11 a.m.

Overflow seating has been secured at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Envision Athletic Centre (1395 McKenzie Rd.), and due to the public outpouring of support, officials are arranging for other satellite locations for people to view a live feed of the service.

Davidson was a police officer for 24 years. He spent the first half of his career with the Northumbria Police in the United Kingdom, and joined the Abbotsford police in 2006.

Davidson was first on scene when police were called to a report of a stolen vehicle and a man firing a gun at bystanders in a strip mall in the 3200-block Mt. Lehman Road. Davidson was shot, and declared dead shortly after he arrived at hospital.

The suspect was arrested after a short pursuit, during which police collided with his vehicle in the intersection of Mt. Lehman and Fraser Highway. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Oscar Ferdinand Arfmann, 65, was charged on Tuesday with first-degree murder. He remains in custody.

Davidson’s body was transported from Vancouver General Hospital to an Abbotsford funeral home on Thursday, and was escorted by a police motorcade.

The Abbotsford Police Union has set up a fundraising page for the family of fallen officer Const. John Davidson. The police department is also collecting condolences at
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The tribute to the fallen officer was nice of Don Cherry to do but somebody tell him that the officer didn't serve in Abbotsford, Ontario.
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(2017-11-14, 03:21 PM)zapzac Wrote: ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Yes, Zap.

On HNIC Cherry referred to the fatality occurring in Abbotsford, ONTARIO.
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Whoa - were like 4 pages of posts deleted?
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Thread fatality.
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(2017-11-14, 03:29 PM)topgun Wrote:
(2017-11-14, 03:21 PM)zapzac Wrote: ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Yes, Zap.

On HNIC Cherry referred to the fatality occurring in Abbotsford, ONTARIO.

Was questioning the deletion of several pages of comments, (NOT Cherry, I gave the 80+ Cherry a pass when he said it)
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I certainly do agree with deleting a certain posters comments though.
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The deletions are puzzling.
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I apologize for the deletions, but the thread was completely hijacked, and especially considering the nature of the OP topic, felt it was best for the other conversation to happen in its own thread.
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I had asked the Mods to delete the thread.

My thanks to them for making the deletions that they did.
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(2017-11-14, 04:00 PM)RyeRocks Wrote: I apologize for the deletions, but the thread was completely hijacked, and especially considering the nature of the OP topic, felt it was best for the other conversation to happen in its own thread.

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Thank you Mods
Rip JD 386
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(2017-11-14, 03:32 PM)Pouzar Wrote: Whoa - were like 4 pages of posts deleted?

  I think the Mods have been doing  a good job Wink 

 Although they might have zapped a couple of my posts in the process Icon_redface
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