Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT140 - (SPORTS-BBO-Halladay-Plane-Crash) PASCO COUNTY, Florida. x-17s. Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay is dead at age 40. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida says the eight-time all-star crashed his plane into the Gulf of Mexico today. Sheriff Chris Nocco, who knew Halladay, says he was just a regular guy. ("..kind, generous.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Halladay made his big-league debut with the Blue Jays in 1998 and was a face of the franchise until he was traded to Philadelphia in 2009. Halladay, who won two Cy Young Awards, was an amateur pilot who often posted on social media about small planes.

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NAT141 - (SPORTS-BBO-Halladay-Plane-Crash) PASCO COUNTY, Florida. x-11s. Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay is dead at age 40. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida says the eight-time all-star crashed his plane into the Gulf of Mexico today. Sheriff Chris Nocco, who knew Halladay, says flying planes was a passion for the former Blue Jay. ("..in a million.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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NAT142 - (Police-Fatality) ABBOTSFORD, B.C. x-19s. Police across British Columbia are mourning the death of an officer who was responding to an incident involving a possible stolen vehicle in Abbotsford yesterday. Chief of the Abbotsford Police Department Bob Rich says officers from the R-C-M-P and other departments have offered to step in so local police can take time to grieve. Rich says Constable John Davidson died doing what they were all trained to do. ("..you and me.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Police say a man in his 60s from Alberta was taken into custody yesterday after exchanging gunfire with officers.

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NAT143 - (Police-Fatality) ABBOTSFORD, B.C. x-16s. An officer who was killed on the job yesterday is being remembered as a hero by police forces across British Columbia. …

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