Police officers from across Canada and the U.S. to attend memorial for slain British Columbia constable
November 19, 2017
(ABBOTSFORD,B.C.) -- Thousands of police officers from Canada and the United States are expected to line the streets of Abbotsford, British Columbia Sunday to pay their respects for a slain B.C. police officer.
Slain B.C. police officer John Davidson, 53.
Canadian news reports say authorities estimate about 12,000 people, including 8,000 first responders will attend a memorial for Const. John Davidson, 53, a 24-year veteran police officer who died in the line of duty on Nov. 6, responding to reports of a stolen vehicle.
Davidson, who leaves behind a wife and three adult children was shot to death while trying to arrest a man who had allegedly opened fire with a gun in the parking lot of a shopping center.
A 66-year old Alberta man has been charged with first degree murder in the death of officer Davidson.
The slain officer's partners from Northumbria will march with over 200 members of the Abbotsford Police Department in a procession to a local arena where the large memorial service will be held.