Condolences flood in for fallen Abbotsford police officer

Nov 8 2017, 1:31 am

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.

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.

Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer expressed his sympathies as well.

A  guard of honour also took place Davidson along Highway 1 on Monday night.

Other police detachments offered their support via social media.

Speaking about the incident on Monday, Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich called Davidson “my hero.”

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