For those who are stopping by our Blog for the first time, Cheryl is a RCMP Constable and this certainly is upsetting to the entire force!
Statement issued by Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens
I am Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, Commanding Officer of the RCMP in B.C.
This is an extremely difficult and sad day for the RCMP as I can confirm that earlier this morning one of our own was killed in a motor vehicle collision in Surrey.
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to Cst. Adrian Oliver’s family – including his mother, father and two brothers along with his extended family, friends and colleagues.
As Commanding Officer I can tell you that these incidents are truly among the most difficult we have to deal with.
Each day throughout this province and country, families of police officers see their loved ones off to work, to serve their communities. For most of these families, their loved ones return home safely at the end of their shift as expected.
Today, Cst. Oliver set out to fulfill that commitment to duty and service when he was taken from us in a tragic and untimely manner.
Cst. Oliver was born in British Columbia and was a second generation Mountie, with his dad currently serving in Ottawa and his brother also a member of the RCMP serving in the Lower Mainland.
Cst. Oliver began his training as a cadet with the RCMP in December 2008 and was excited about his first posting as a general duty Constable when he reported for duty on June 1, 2009. He showcased all the skills, dedication and commitment we ask for in our members. Cst. Oliver was a valued member of C Watch at Surrey Detachment and he will be sadly missed.
I spoke to Cst. Oliver’s father this morning as he and other members of the family prepared to travel to British Columbia.
Clearly it is a tragic day for the Oliver family and for the entire RCMP.
Craig J. Callens, Deputy Commissioner
Commanding Officer, “E” Division