Rcmp Death Today – While responding to a call early on Monday morning, a Strathcona County RCMP officer, aged 32 years old, tragically lost his life when the vehicle he was driving collided with a concrete barrier. Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki of the Alberta RCMP said that Constable Harvinder Singh Dhami was murdered in the course of duty at around two in the morning while responding to support other members with a noise complaint.
Zablocki stated while speaking from the RCMP Strathcona County post in Sherwood Park on Monday afternoon that “despite the efforts of emergency personnel and civilians on scene, (Dhami) succumbed to his injuries.” Zablocki was speaking about the incident.
Dhami received his diploma from the RCMP academy in 2019, at which time it was referred to as the Depot Division, and was then assigned to the Strathcona municipal detachment. It was common practice for his coworkers to refer to him as “Harvey.” “From the moment he began working at Depot, Harvey had a reputation for being an experienced and mature individual with a strong sense of responsibility. “He put in a lot of effort, he could always be counted on, and he was so liked by everyone around him,” Zablocki added. When I spoke with his watch mates and coworkers here at the detachment this morning, it became very clear that this was the case. We were extremely delighted to have Constable Dhami on our team, and he took great satisfaction in representing the department every time he put on the uniform.
According to Zablocki, Dhami is survived by his wife, as well as by his mother and two siblings. Supervisory Officer Dale Kendall, who was in charge of the Strathcona County detachment, has direct experience working with Dhami. Kendall said that Harvey had a well-deserved reputation for being a reliable, diligent achiever who could always be depended on. “He never shied away from answering calls and always wanted to learn on the job, regardless of the difficulty of the assignment or the danger that may have been involved. He was among the most professional persons I have ever had the opportunity to interact with. He was always willing to work with others and had a good sense of humor, despite the fact that he maintained his composure.
Kendall said that the specifics of a burial service and procession for Dhami would be verified and made public in the following days. The death of Dhami is still being looked into by the authorities. There was a monument that was increasing in size outside of the Strathcona detachment, which was situated at 911 Bison Way. People were leaving comments and bouquets of flowers outside of the facility. Premier Danielle Smith issued a statement in which she referred to Dhami’s passing as “extremely tragic” and announced that flags at the Alberta legislature and the McDougall Centre will be lowered to the half-staff position. Additionally, the Mayor of Strathcona County, Rod Frank, sent his sympathy.
“We are never ready to lose one of our own, and our community mourns with his family, friends, and members of the RCMP,” he said. “Our hearts go out to all of you.” “We will be eternally grateful to our first responders for the service they have provided.” The death of Dhami is the most recent tragedy to strike law enforcement in the Edmonton region in recent weeks. He is the third police officer in Alberta to have been murdered in the line of duty in 2018. Constables Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan of the Edmonton Police Service were fatally shot on March 16 while responding to a report of family violence at the Baywood Park apartment complex in the Inglewood neighborhood.