“To Remember Our Fallen Heroes”

2017 Honour Roll

John DAVIDSON
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Cst. John DAVIDSON

Abbotsford Police Department – BC
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November 6, 2017

On November 6, 2017, 53-year-old Abbotsford Police Constable John Davidson was shot and killed while involved in a possible stolen vehicle file.

At approximately 11:15 am, some citizens observed a vehicle, in the mall complex located on Mount Lehman road in Abbotsford, they recognized as stolen. They boxed the vehicle in and called 9-1-1. The suspect began shooting at the caller as well as others in the mall. At approximately 11:30 am, police were dispatched to the mall complex. There was an exchange of gunfire with Constable John Davidson was hit. The suspect fled in his vehicle a short distance with police in pursuit. Police pinned the suspect vehicle in traffic and many more shots were exchanged. The suspect was taken in custody with non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been charged with first-degree murder. Constable John Davidson was pronounced upon arrival to the hospital.

Constable John Davidson was a police officer for 24 years starting his career in Northumbria England before moving to Canada, spending the last 11 years with the Abbotsford Police Department. Cst. Davidson worked in the patrol, youth squad and the traffic section. He was very active in the community and spearheaded a crash prevention program where he spoke to high school students. He had just completed the Tour de Valley Cops for Cancer cycling ride.

John is survived by his wife and three adult children.

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues.

Francis DESCHENES
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Cst. Francis (Frank) DESCHENES

RCMP Northern Corridor Traffic Services – NS
Motor Vehicle Accident
September 12, 2017

On September 12 2017, 35-year-old Constable Francis (Frank) Deschenes was killed while assisting some motorists on Highway #2 near Memramcook, NB.

Constable Deschenes, a member of the RCMP Northern Corridor Traffic Services unit, pulled over in the eastbound lanes on Highway # 2 to help some motorists change a flat tire. Shortly after 6:00 PM, a utility van hit the RCMP vehicle that in turn hit the civilian vehicle. Cst. Deschenes died at the scene while the two civilians and the driver of the utility van were taken to hospital with a number of undetermined injuries. The driver of the utility van was treated and released to the custody of the RCMP.

Constable Deschenes, a 12-year member of the RCMP, was posted to a number of detachments and roles including the Musical Ride before returning to Nova Scotia and joining Traffic Services. He was also a member of the RCMP Tactical Troop and was a Traffic Reconstructionist. He was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013.

Constable Deschenes leaves behind his wife and family.

Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.

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Richer DUBUC
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Cst. Richer DUBUC

RCMP Integrated Border Enforcement Team - QC
Motor Vehicle Accident
March 6, 2017

On March 6, 2017 42-year-old RCMP Constable Richer Dubuc was killed while patrolling with the Integrated Border Enforcement Team at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Constable Dubuc was responding to a call on the country roads near the border of Quebec and New York State when he lost control of his vehicle, hit a tractor, left the roadway and impacted into a tree. He was taken to a nearby hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

Constable Dubuc was a seven-year member of the RCMP, beginning his career at the Codiac Detachment in New Brunswick. In January of 2017 he joined the Integrated Border Enforcement Team based in Saint Jean-sur-Richelieu in Quebec. Policing ran in the family, with his brother serving as an officer with the Minneapolis Police in Minnesota.

Constable Dubuc, a native of the region of Joliette, was married and the father of four children. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.

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