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Message from The Saanich Police Association and Victoria City Police Union

At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28th, officers with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and additional Saanich Police and Victoria Police responded to a call that two armed men had entered a bank in the 3600-block of Shelbourne Street in Saanich. Multiple officers responded to the scene and encountered the armed suspects who exchanged gunfire with police. During the proceeding gunfight, six police officers were shot, as well as two suspects who died at the scene.

As a result of this incident, multiple sworn and civilian members of the Saanich Police Association (SPA) and Victoria City Police Union (VCPU) have been physically and mentally injured. The total impact of this event is still unknown as some of our officers are facing life-altering injuries. As a result of community members asking where they can send financial support, we generated this . 

The SPA and VCPU have created a joint committee in an effort to ensure our members and their families are taken care of during this time. Many expenses are expected to arise over the coming months and potentially long-term. The money raised will allow us to provide continued support to our members in a variety of ways including but not limited to accommodation and transportation for families of those who are in hospital, psychological support, modifications to homes to allow for future transition from hospital and much more. 

Our hope is that none of our members need to worry about any financial burden during this time and can focus on healing and being together with their loved ones.

Thank you for considering donating to this cause. We have been overwhelmed with the support from our communities already and can’t thank everyone enough.

The Saanich Police Association and Victoria City Police Union