Community mourns slain officer
A police officer who died in the line of duty in British Columbia was remembered Tuesday for his bravery in protecting others and his community commitment in the work he did with children.
Abbotsford police say Const. John Davidson, who was 53, had been an officer for 24 years and spent the last 11 years with the department in the Lower Mainland.
“John Davidson is my hero, he’s this community’s hero,” Chief Bob Rich told media.
Davidson died after an exchange of gunfire between a suspect and police who were responding to a report.
Police say Oscar Arfmann, 65, of Alberta has been charged with first-degree murder.
Davidson is survived by his wife and three adult children.