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Abbotsford police officer not expected to survive after intervening in Nelson altercation

Last Updated Jul 20, 2020 at 1:24 pm PDT

FILE - Const. Allan Young. (Courtesy Abbotsford Police Department)
Summary

An off-duty Abbotsford police officer is on life support after intervening in a disturbance in Nelson

The Abbotsford Police Department says Const. Allan Young is not expected to survive his injuries

NELSON (NEWS 1130) — An off-duty Abbotsford police officer is on life support and not expected to live after intervening in a disturbance in Nelson Thursday.

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The Abbotsford Police Department says Const. Allan Young is not expected to survive his injuries from the altercation.


“Allan treated everyone with kindness and respect. He always had time for a laugh and a joke. Everyone that met Allan would walk away happier,” reads a statement from Abbotsford police.

“Allan was never too busy for his friends and family and there was nothing he wouldn’t do to help. Allan had a zest for life that was unparalleled with a dedication and passion for policing and the Abbotsford Police Department. He will be missed.”

Nelson police say the 55-year-old officer approached a person who was causing a disturbance, and a physical altercation ensued.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested, and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating alongside Nelson police.