A growing memorial sits outside of the Abbotsford Police detachment and condolences are pouring in for APD Const. John Davidson, who was killed in the line of duty on Monday.
Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald tweeted a photo of the growing memorial at the detachment.
— Ian MacDonald (@IanMacDonaldAPD) November 7, 2017
In a statement, BC Premier John Horgan said he was “deeply saddened” to hear the news.
“My heartfelt condolences go to the family, friends and colleagues of this officer at this very difficult time,” he said. “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.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also sent his condolences in a tweet that was posted on Tuesday.
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.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2017
Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer expressed his sympathies as well.
— Adam Palmer (@ChiefPalmer) November 7, 2017
A guard of honour also took place Davidson along Highway 1 on Monday night.
— Teresa McCarthy (@onewetfoot) November 7, 2017
— Two Sassy (@two_sassy4u) November 7, 2017
— Transit Police BC (@TransitPolice) November 7, 2017
Other police detachments offered their support via social media.
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) November 6, 2017
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) November 6, 2017
— Ridge Meadows RCMP (@RidgeRCMP) November 6, 2017
— Neil Dubord (@ChiefNeilDubord) November 7, 2017
— Burnaby RCMP (@BurnabyRCMP) November 6, 2017
Sad hearts, our thoughts and prayers are with Abbotsford Police and family. pic.twitter.com/PaoSmwd2kC
— Langley RCMP (@LangleyRCMP) November 7, 2017
Speaking about the incident on Monday, Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich called Davidson “my hero.”