Motorcade for fallen Abbotsford police officer takes place today

Nov 9 2017, 9:16 pm

Abbotsford Police have confirmed with Daily Hive that a motorcade carrying the body of  Const. John Davidson is leaving Vancouver General Hospital this afternoon to bring him back to the Fraser Valley.

The journey is scheduled to begin at about 1:30 pm.

Davidson was fatally shot while responding to reports of a stolen vehicle and of someone firing shots in the direction of the general public.

Davidson had worked as a police officer for 24 years, beginning his law enforcement career in the UK in 1993, before being hired to the Abbotsford Police in 2006.

According to a release, he worked in the Patrol, Youth Squad and Traffic sections and had recently completed the Tour de Valley Cops for Cancer ride.

A 65-year-old Albertan man, Oscar Arfmann, was apprehended after the shooting and has since been charged with the first-degree murder of Davidson.

Speaking about Richardson’s death on Monday, APD Chief Bob Rich said Davidson is “my hero.”

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