Abbotsford Police identify officer killed in the line of duty

Nov 8 2017, 1:35 am

The officer killed in the line of duty in Abbotsford on Monday has been identified as Const. John Davidson, according to Abbotsford Police.

Davidson was shot during a police incident just before noon.

He was taken to hospital, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

He had worked as a police officer for 24 years.

Davidson began his law enforcement career in the United Kingdom working for the Northumbria Police from 1993 to 2005.

On March 3, 2006, he was hired by the Abbotsford Police Department and worked in the Patrol, Youth Squad and Traffic Sections.

“John was a dedicated police officer who devoted so much of his time to connecting with the community and helping kids,” said APD in a release.

Davidson is survived by his wife and three adult children.

On Monday afternoon, Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich spoke about the incident. “The actions of the officers involved were absolutely heroic,” Rich said before adding: “He [Richardson] will always be my hero.”

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