111: Murdered on Duty – Cst. John Davidson (BC)

Episode 111 – Near noon on November 6, 2017, reports of multiple shots fired in the parking lot of a busy Abbotsford, B.C. strip mall brought a swarm of Abby PD officers racing toward the scene. The first to arrive  was Cst. John Davidson, 53-years-old, a 24 year veteran of policing and well respected in the city for his kindness, passion for helping the community’s youth and dedication to his work. On leaving his vehicle in response to the reported situation, the unsuspecting officer was gunned down; shot from behind in cold blood by Albertan, Oscar Ferdinand Arfmann. who’d been on a crime spree, stealing two cars over three days from local dealerships.

John Davidson was a beloved husband and father to three adult children.

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Sources and further reading:
R. v Arfmann, 2019 BCSC 1618 (CanLII), < (http://canlii.ca/t/j2slm) >
R. v Arfmann, 2020 BCSC 56 (CanLII), < (http://canlii.ca/t/j4tc5) >
R. v Arfmann, 2020 BCSC 110 (CanLII), < (http://canlii.ca/t/j505d) >
[Abbotsford Police Department – Home | Facebook]
[Abbotsford Police Department]
[Cst. John Davidson Was Such An Exemplary Police Officer That Even The People Who Had Been Pulled Over By Him Are Grieving – The Lynda Steele Show – Omny.fm]
[Tourism Abbotsford – Handmade & Homegrown]
[Operation X “The Straight Goods on “E.” – YouTube]
[Remembering Const. John Davidson – YouTube] – CBC coverage of Cst. John Davidson’s Celebration of Life on November 19, 2017
[“We just want to say a few things about our dad”: John Davidson | Global News]
[Cellphone video captures Abbotsford police incident | Watch News Videos Online]
[Man who killed Abbotsford police constable hears victim impact statements | Global News]

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