Police officers across Canada are remembering one of their own who was shot and killed in British Columbia Monday.
Cst. John Davidson with Abbotsford Police Department died in an exchange of gunfire with a man accused of shooting at people in a parking lot on Nov. 6, 2017.
“Our hearts go out to the Abbotsford Police Department and the family, friends and colleagues of their fallen member,” Saskatoon police tweeted Tuesday.
Supt. Mitch Yuzdepski with the Saskatoon Police Service told 650 CKOM Tuesday a loss like this is always close to home.
“When something happens in another city, police across the country grieve with our colleagues in the other cities,” Yuzdepski said.
“It’s a sobering reminder the need to be careful, vigilant … Always be (aware of) the fact that what could be a routine call, isn’t always so routine.”
Yuzdepski added there’s a condolence book open for Saskatoon officers to sign.
It will be travelling to British Columbia along with two representatives for the fallen officer’s funeral.
Abbotsford is located around 72 kilometres southeast of Vancouver.