The 7 Layers of Police Grief after a LODD

  November 6, 2017, is a day I will never forget. At approximately 11:40 a.m., Constable John Davidson of the Abbotsford Police Department was responding to a report of shots fired by a suspect in a stolen vehicle at a local strip mall. Davidson was the first police officer to arrive, and was tragically shot and killed by the suspect.   The news hit our department and our community hard. It is the first time a police officer had been shot and killed in the line of duty in the department’s history.   I was out of town the...

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