2012-11-13 11:05 PST

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Statement issued by Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens


Photo of Cst. Adrian OliverGood morning,

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

Statement issued by Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy,
Surrey Detachment Commander

Good morning.

I am Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy, the Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP

This is a tragic day for the Surrey RCMP and the Force as a whole with the loss of Cst. Adrian Oliver

At this point, this investigation is active and on-going. The Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstruction Service have engaged with oversight by the Vancouver Police Department.

What we do know is the following:

Cst. Adrian Oliver was on shift and returning back to Surrey Detachment

He was working General Duty, driving an unmarked police car, and the collision involved a large transport truck.

At about 5:00 this morning Surrey dispatch received a call that there had been a car accident at the intersection of 148th Street and 64th Avenue.

Emergency responders attended and tried to get Cst. Oliver out of his car and to provided medical assistance.

Despite their efforts Cst. Oliver has passed away. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Cst. Adrian Oliver was 28 years old and has served his entire 3 ½ year career as a member of the Surrey RCMP. He was an outstanding police officer , with a great attitude and commitment to serve others

He was part of an extended RCMP family and he will be missed. All RCMP members and employees will be impacted by this loss and we are ensuring that proper support is available to them.

I want to express my most sincere condolences to his family, friends, and coworkers during this difficult time.

Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy
Officer in Charge, Surrey RCMP

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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