Updated: Calgary Police Officer Killed by Hit and Run Driver at Traffic Stop on New Years Eve

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Calgary – NEWS – A Calgary Police Service officer died on New Year’s Eve after he was struck by a vehicle by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in the northeast community of Falconridge in the city.

This afternoon, police have two suspects.

This morning, Calgary Police state: “There is a massive effort underway to locate and bring to justice those responsible for taking the life of one of our members. Dozens of sworn and civilian members are working around the clock tracking down each and every lead.”

The officer had stopped a vehicle near Falconridge Boulevard and Falconridge Drive at about 10:50 pm when the driver fled the scene and hit the officer, who Calgary Police have not identified yet.

Police have issued this statement:

It is with profound sadness and heartbreak that we have to tell you that late yesterday evening we lost one of our police family.
While working to keep our streets safe, a Calgary Police Service officer was struck by a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop. Despite desperate attempts by his colleagues, and members of EMS, he died as a result of his injuries.

At approximately 10:50 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, an officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Falconridge Boulevard and Falconridge Drive N.E. During the traffic stop, the vehicle fled, striking the officer in the process. Other officers were nearby and rendered aid as quickly as possible, while EMS rushed to their side. Paramedics and fellow officers fought to save his life, but he was pronounced deceased at hospital near midnight.

The search for the driver continues. Road closures in the area are expected to occur for some time. No further details will be released at this time to ensure all of the officer’s family have been properly notified and cared for.

The profound grief this has brought to all members of the Calgary Police Service and their families is unmeasurable. Please bear with us while we work through this difficult time.