Transit cop expresses gratitude after surviving Surrey SkyTrain shooting

Feb 4 2019, 9:53 pm

The Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer shot at Scott Road SkyTrain Station last week says he has “many reasons to be grateful” after being released from hospital.

Cst. Josh Harms, 27, was on duty when he was shot by Daon Gordon Glasgow at the station on Wednesday, January 30. Glasgow — who has a long criminal history — was arrested over the weekend after a four-day manhunt.

Harms is recovering from the shooting and visited the Metro Vancouver Transit Police headquarters on Friday to meet with the officers he works with daily.

In a statement, Harms expressed his gratitude to his colleagues and the public.

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“I have so many reasons to be grateful, and so many people to thank. I’d like to express my gratitude to my policing colleagues; I have received support from many, and am thankful for everyone who has expressed well wishes. In particular, I thank the Metro Vancouver Transit Police, Surrey and Burnaby RCMP, Lower Mainland ERT, the staff at BC Ambulance Service and Royal Columbia Hospital,” said Harms.

“I would also like to thank the many members of the public who expressed their support. Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to my wife and family. I thank God my injuries were not worse.”

Harms will be undergoing surgery week and despite having a “long road ahead” he is positive he will “make a full recovery and rejoin [his] colleagues as soon as possible.