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November 7, 2017

JIBC honours life and service of fallen Abbotsford Police officer

Flags at all JIBC campuses at half-mast to honour the dedication and sacrifice of Const. John Davidson

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all JIBC campuses to honour Abbotsford Police Department Const. John Davidson who died in the line of duty on Monday.

Just before noon on Nov. 6 an Abbotsford Police officer responded to a call of a stolen vehicle on Mount Lehman Road at a strip mall in Abbotsford. Upon arriving on scene the officer confronted an armed suspect and shots were exchanged. The Abbotsford officer was wounded and rushed to hospital where he died soon afterwards. The suspect fled the scene and was apprehended a short distance away following another exchange of gunfire.

The fallen officer, Const. John Davidson, was a 24-year veteran of policing having started his career with Northumbria Police in the UK before joining Abbotsford Police Department on March 3, 2006. He completed recruit training at the JIBC Police Academy.

Const. Davidson worked in the patrol, youth squad and traffic sections. He recently completed the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley ride and loved connecting with the community and helping kids. He served his community with distinction.

He is survived by his wife and three adult children.

“On behalf of everyone at JIBC, our deepest condolences go out to the Abbotsford Police Department and Const. Davidson’s family, friends and colleagues,” said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. “His dedication and sacrifice to keep the community safe will not be forgotten.”


About Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.

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Last updated December 14, 2017