RCMP officer attacked during traffic stop

Campbell River

2019-11-18 09:53 PST

File # 2019-14791

A Campbell River RCMP officer suffered potentially serious, but non life threatening injuries after being physically assaulted while conducting an Impaired Driving investigation in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of an intoxicated male in his vehicle around 3:00 am on November 17th, 2019. One member attended the scene and conducted a traffic stop. During the Impaired Driving investigation it is alleged that a 20 year old male assaulted the police officer which resulted in a sustained battle to restrain the man. Two members of the public assisted the officer until backup members arrived and were eventually able to take the male into custody. 

Jay Douglas, from Alberta, has been charged with Assault of a Police Officer Causing Bodily Harm and Resisting Arrest. He is due to appear at court in Campbell River on November 18th, 2019.

"At this point in time we believe our officer will make a full recovery, but this is a disturbing reminder of the dangers our officers face on a daily basis while conducting routine investigations," said Cst. Maury Tyre. "The Campbell River RCMP would like to wish our officer a speedy recovery and thank the public for their assistance in this incident." 

If you wish to report a crime or have information regarding ongoing criminal activity, please contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.


Released by

Cst. Maury Tyre

Media Relations Officer
Campbell River RCMP
275 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River BC V9W 8C8
Office: 250-286-6221
Cell: 250-895-1468
Fax: 250-286-3983

Email: maury.tyre@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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