RCMP Const. Shelby Patton killed while on duty in Saskatchewan

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton killed while on duty in Saskatchewan

He was struck by the vehicle and later died at the scene.

"Const. Patton initiated a traffic stop with the truck in the town of Wolseley".

Const. Shelby Patton had been following the truck, which was allegedly stolen from Manitoba, before attempting a traffic stop in Wolseley, Sask., at about 8 a.m., Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore told a news conference. It was during the stop, while outside his vehicle, Const. Patton was hit by the truck. "These messages help us through this hard time", Assistant RCMP Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said".

An earlier statement from RCMP says two people were arrested following a serious crash and there was a large police presence in the area. Both the man and woman were arrested by 10 am thanks to the help of police dogs. "They have lost a husband, son and brother".

"I would like to express honest appreciation to a member of the public who provided medical assistance to Constable Patton until emergency responders could arrive", said Blackmore.

The RCMP Major Crime Unit North has taken the lead on this investigation with the assistance of multiple RCMP Detachments, Collision Reconstruction and Forensic Identification Services, among other supporting units and partner agencies, according to Blackmore.

"Members of the public were on scene and performed first aid until the arrival of EMS and police, but Const. Patton was declared deceased at the scene", RCMP said in a news release.

Tim Taylor says he heard sirens at 8 a.m. and there have been many officers in the community.

Ken Drever, another councillor in Wolseley, said the community is shaken by what happened. "Something like this is something you don't expect to happen here. It's the sort of thing that you expect to be reading about, hearing about somewhere else".



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