Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Family Members of Fallen B.C. Mountie Thanks Public for Condolences, Support

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Family Members of Fallen B.C. Mountie Thanks Public for Condolences, Support

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Fallen B.C. Mountie's family thanks public

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SURREY, B.C. - Family members of an on-duty Mountie who died during a traffic accident in Surrey, B.C., say they're finding comfort in the messages of condolence, acts of goodwill and overwhelming support sent by the public.

Const. Adrian Oliver died Tuesday morning after a collision between his unmarked police cruiser and a transport truck at an intersection. The 28-year-old was pulled from the tangled wreckage and rushed to hospital but could not be saved.

"It is truly hard to express the feelings we have as we deal with the tragic and unthinkable loss of a son, brother, grandson, lifelong companion, friend, colleague and police officer," said the family in a statement released through the RCMP.

"It is also hard to comprehend the impact his passing has had on the greater community and country he was committed to serve."

They said Oliver was compassionate and caring, passionate about policing, had an infectious smile, was willing to help anyone and everyone, and was equally dedicated to his family and friends. …

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