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.
The Abbotsford Police Department says Const. Allan Young is not expected to survive his injuries from the altercation.
#APD confirms one of their own isn’t expected to survive after being injured when intervening in a disturbance in Nelson last Thursday. “Allan had a zest for life… unparalleled with a dedication and passion for policing.”
This is Cst. Allan Young.
— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) July 20, 2020
“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.