Following the tragic news of yesterday’s police incident in Abbotsford, there has been an outpouring of love and condolences from within the community of Abbotsford and across the country.  This morning, we know now who the officer is that made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Yesterday, the Abbotsford Police Department lost an amazing colleague and friend who died in the line of duty.  Our community lost a hero.

John Davidson worked as a police officer for 24 years.  He began his law enforcement career in the United Kingdom working for the Northumbria Police from 1993 to 2005.  On March 3, 2006, he was hired by the Abbotsford Police Department.  He worked in our Patrol, Youth Squad and Traffic Sections.  Recently he completed the Tour de Valley Cops for Cancer ride.  John was a dedicated police officer who devoted so much of his time to connecting with the community and helping kids.

Cst. John Davidson is survived by his wife and three adult children.”


Photos and Information courtesy the Abbotsford Police Department.

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