Praise for hero po­lice of­fi­cer shot dead in the line of duty

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A LO­CAL man who was pulled over by PC John David­son re­called say­ing: “It was an hon­our and a priv­i­lege to be ar­rested by you,” such was his pro­fes­sion­al­ism.

War­ren Banks, 46, an ad­min­is­tra­tor with a hard­wood com­pany, was stopped by the help­ful of­fi­cer only a few days ago.

He wrote on Face­book: “My car in­sur­ance had ex­pired un­be­knownst to me.

“The of­fi­cer who pulled me over was Con­sta­ble John David­son.

“I have had a num­ber of deal­ings with the po­lice in my life. Many have left me with a sour taste in my mouth.

“My brief en­counter with Con­sta­ble David­son was mem­o­rable be­cause of his cour­tesy, pro­fes­sion­al­ism and kind­ness.

“He even gave me a ride to an in­sur­ance seller to re­new my car in­sur­ance.

“My last words to Con­sta­ble David­son were ‘It was an hon­our and a priv­i­lege to be ar­rested by you’.

“He laughed. ‘You are not un­der ar­rest but thank you’, he replied.”

PC David­son, a for­mer Northumn­bria Po­lice of­fi­cer was shot dead last wek in Canada where he now serves.

A man, 65, has bene charged with his muder in Ab­bots­ford, Bri­tish Columbia.

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