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Abbotsford police officer critically injured in Nelson, B.C., assault not expected to survive

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Abbotsford police say Const. Allan Young remains on life support after an assault in the West Kootenay last week and is not expected to survive – Jul 20, 2020

An Abbotsford police officer who was badly injured while intervening in a fight in Nelson, B.C., is not expected to survive, the department said Monday.

Const. Allan Young, 55, remains on life support, police said.

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Abbotsford police officer involved in attack not expected to survive – Jul 20, 2020

“Allan treated everyone with kindness and respect,” Chief Const. Mike Serr said in a statement. “He always had time for a laugh and a joke. Everyone that met Allan would walk away happier.”

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“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.”

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Young was off-duty when he was injured during an incident on Baker Street, when local police said they believe a man was causing a disturbance.

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The officer approached the man and a physical altercation broke out, police said.

A 26-year-old man was arrested, but no further details were provided about what happened.

— With files from Simon Little

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