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Funeral date set for Abbotsford police officer John Davidson

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WATCH: A huge motorcade of police officers and other first responders escorted the body of Const. John Davidson from Vancouver General Hospital back to Abbotsford. Aaron McArthur reports – Nov 9, 2017

A funeral date has been set for Abbotsford police officer Const. John Davidson.

The funeral, which will involve a full police honours service, will take place Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Abbotsford Centre.

It will be open to the public.

Davidson was killed in the line of duty on Monday. The 53-year-old had been a police officer for 24 years, in Canada and the U.K., and was known for his work with youth and getting impaired drivers off the road.

WATCH: Beginning of motorcade with Const. John Davidson’s body

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Beginning of motorcade with Const. John Davidson’s body – Nov 9, 2017

On Thursday, a police motorcade accompanied Davidson’s body from Vancouver General Hospital to the funeral home in Abbotsford.

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Highway 1 was lined with lights, first responders and members of the public paying their respects.

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Sixty-five-year-old Oscar Arfmann of Alberta, has been charged with first-degree murder in Davidson’s death.

 

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