Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Sad Day in Ottawa

As many readers of this blog and followers of my video blog know, I have a strong connection to Ottawa, Canada. Although I did not grow up there, I lived there most recently before moving to Japan. I earned my Education degree from the University of Ottawa and really enjoyed my time in the city. I would really like to live there again someday. My wife also enjoyed living in Ottawa and likes it very much as well.

I suppose that is why I want to share some sad news.

Yesterday, one of Ottawa's finest fell in the line of duty. He was the first police officer killed in the line of duty in Ottawa since 1983. What seems like a random attack, Const. Eric Czapnik was ambushed and stabbed to death while writing in his notebook in his patrol car. The incident took place in the parking lot of Ottawa Civic Hospital. A suspect was apprehended while in the midst of the attack by four paramedics at the hospital.

You can read more here at CTV news.

Read more at CBC News.


Anonymous said...

That is so sad and pointless. My condolences go out to his family.

RNSANE said...

What ever could have possessed the assailant to do something like this? It was brave of the paramedics to intervene. Sadly, they were not able to save the officer's life.

I also send my prayers and sympathy to the poor family and friends of the fallen officer.

真秀 said...

We know the feeling of the loss too well here in Washington, Of course our thoughts go to his family and friends.

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