UPDATE: British Columbia police officer Constable Allan Young who was with the Abbotsford Police Department has died of his injuries. The news was shared by Mike Serr, Chief Constable of the Abbotsford Police force.
With a heavy heart our #AbbyPD family says goodbye to Cst Allan Young. A 4yr officer w @TorontoPolice & 16yrs with AbbyPD. Allan was proud to wear the badge; to protect & serve. He's remembered by all for his smile & infectious personality. #RIP brother – you made a difference pic.twitter.com/mNiAsvFAOQ— Mike Serr (@ChiefSerr) July 22, 2020
A British Columbia police officer has died, six days after he intervened in a dispute while off duty and was critically injured.
A statement from the Abbotsford Police Department says Const. Allan Young died Tuesday night surrounded by his family.
The 55-year-old had been on life support in a hospital in the B.C. Interior after being injured last Thursday while visiting Nelson in southeastern B.C.
A 26-year-old man was arrested following that altercation, and police in Nelson say he remains in custody charged with aggravated assault.
The statement from Abbotsford police says Allan was born in Scotland, served in the British Royal Navy and in 1997 immigrated to Canada, where he joined the Toronto Police Service in 2000.
He moved to the Abbotsford police in 2004, serving on patrol and on the drug enforcement unit.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our brother officer," says the statement.
"His smile, personality and character cannot be replaced and will forever echo in our hallways."
Chief Const. Mike Serr said in a release Monday that Young treated everyone with kindness and respect.
"He always had time for a laugh and a joke," Serr said. "Allan was never too busy for his friends and family, and there was nothing he wouldn't do to help."
Details about a funeral service have not been released.