Abbotsford police officer succumbs to injuries following attack in BC Interior

Jul 22 2020, 9:18 am

An Abbotsford Police Officer has died from injuries sustained in an attack over the weekend in BC’s interior.

Const. Allan Young was off-duty when he got into an altercation  with a man in the BC Interior community of Nelson last week.

Police said that investigators believe the incident started when “one male was causing a disturbance in the roadway when the victim approached him and a physical altercation ensued.”

Young suffered serious injuries as a result of the altercation, and a 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident, police said.

According to Nelson Police Department, Young suffered “life-threatening injuries,” and was admitted to hospital in critical condition.

On Monday, Abbotsford Police said that Young was on life support and was “not expected to survive his injuries.”

“Allan treated everyone with kindness and respect,” said APD Const. Mike Serr. “Everyone that met Allan would walk away happier. Allan was never too busy for his friends and family and there was nothing he wouldn’t do to help. Allan had a zest for life that was unparalleled with a dedication and passion for policing and the Abbotsford Police Department. He will be missed.”

Serr added that his community extends a “heart-felt thank you to the first responders, medical staff and civilians who continue to assist Constable Young and his family and truly appreciate the support that we have received.”

On Wednesday, Serr confirmed Young’s passing in a tweet, adding that he was an officer with the department for 16 years.

“Allan was proud to wear the badge; to protect & serve. He’s remembered by all for his smile & infectious personality.”

The investigation into Young’s death is still ongoing, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 250-354-3919.

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