The man accused of killing Abbotsford Police Const. John Davidson refused to seek help for mental health issues, according to his family.
In a statement, Oscar Arfmann’s family said the 65-year-old Alberta man’s wife died in April 2013.
“He was really never the same,” they wrote.
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He spent three days in a Saint Paul, Alberta hospital in July 2015 for a mental health evaluation, according to the statement. But when his family tried to get him more help, they say he refused to see a doctor.
Arfmann’s family also expressed “their deepest condolences to Constable John Davidson and the Abbotsford Police Family.”
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READ: More on Davidson’s 24 years in law enforcement here.
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