Since 1886 when the Vancouver Police Department was created, 16 police officers have been killed in the line of duty. Whether killed in the pursuit of dangerous criminals or suffering fatal injuries in a collision, these officers made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting Vancouver’s citizens.

When duty called in time of war, many Vancouver Police officers bravely volunteered to serve their country. Sadly, 14 of our officers were among the thousands of other courageous men and women who lost their lives.

We cannot forget our police service dogs who have died in the line of duty. They worked faithfully alongside their partners, making the city safer for us all. We honour their sacrifice.

They will be remembered.

Officers killed in the line of duty

Since the beginning of the Vancouver Police Department, 16 officers have been killed in the line of duty.

VPD officers killed in war

Many VPD officers joined the Canadian Armed Forces to serve their country during war. Fourteen did not return.

Police dogs killed while working

Since 1957, eight police service dogs have given their lives protecting Vancouver’s citizens.