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Devon RCMP member injured in vehicle collision

Canada Police Report

November 23, 2017
Devon, Alberta – Early this morning an on-duty Devon RCMP member received life-saving intervention after he was struck and injured following a collision. Charges will be laid against the driver of the involved vehicle.
Shortly before 2:30 a.m. today, a Devon RCMP member attempted to pull over a vehicle which was observed driving erratically near Devon. The suspect vehicle failed to stop, fled southbound through Devon and a pursuit was not initiated. A second RCMP member was alerted to this incident.
Minutes later, the initial officer who had attempted the traffic stop came upon a two vehicle, head-on collision at the intersection of Range Road 264 and Township Road 504. The collision involved the suspect vehicle which had fled police, and an RCMP vehicle. The RCMP member was found outside his vehicle, unconscious and seriously injured. Emergency first aid was administered by the initial RCMP officer. The injured member was eventually treated by attending EMS and transported to an Edmonton Hospital.
Occupants of the suspect vehicle were trapped within their vehicle and extricated. The passenger was transported to an Edmonton hospital with unknown injuries. The driver was arrested on scene and placed in police custody.
The RCMP Collision Analyst and Criminal Crash Investigation Team (CCIT) as well as Leduc Detachment RCMP attended the collision to conduct the investigation into the collision.
A 53-year-old male of Calmar, Alberta remains in police custody pending a Judicial Interim Release hearing. His name cannot be released at this time as charges have not been sworn.
The injured RCMP member remains in hospital where he is recovering from serious but non life-threatening injuries.
“This was an extremely dangerous situation for our Members and speaks to the risks that we may be faced with at any time” says Sergeant Clifton Dunn, Detachment Commander of Devon. “My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Member whose quick response was instrumental in saving his colleague’s life.”
An update in relation to the charges sworn and name of the Accused will be provided by the RCMP on November 24, 2017.
The injured RCMP member remains in hospital where he is recovering from serious but non life-threatening injuries.
“This was an extremely dangerous situation for our Members and speaks to the risks that we may be faced with at any time” says Sergeant Clifton Dunn, Detachment Commander of Devon. “My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Member whose quick response was instrumental in saving his colleague’s life.”
An update in relation to the charges sworn and name of the Accused will be provided by the RCMP on November 24, 2017.
Tchir remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Provincial Court of Alberta in Leduc on November 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
The injured RCMP member involved in this collision remains in the hospital and is recovering.
These matters are before the courts and further information will not be provided by the RCMP.

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