Saskatchewan RCMP Const. Shelby Patton’s household stated they had been devastated by the dying of a younger man who liked his job and group.
Patton, who labored within the Indian Head division, was killed Saturday morning in Wolseley, Sask., After officers stated he was hit by a stolen Manitoba truck. Two suspects, a person and a lady, fled the scene and had been later arrested, in accordance with police.
His grandmother Linda Patton, who spoke to CBC on Sunday from Choiceland, Sask., Mentioned her complete household was devastated by the lack of the 26-year-old. She stated he was “the most effective”.
“It is also onerous as a result of he was such a considerate individual.”
Linda Patton stated she had not seen her grandson for a number of months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, however stated that his mother and father let her find out about his work and profession.
She stated the household was fully damaged by the loss as Patton was an individual who at all times put others first. “He was simply that sort of individual, I simply cannot say good issues about him,” she stated of Patton, who was from Yorkton, Sask.
Linda Patton stated her grandson liked his job with ardour and remembered how he beamed when he joined the RCMP after graduating. She acknowledged that her grandson would do something for his group and people round him with a want to make him a superb match for the RCMP.
“He would not hurt anybody, he was that type of individual and he would do something for you,” she stated.
“For me he is the very best. One of the best sort of individual you’ll be able to ever cope with.”
He simply liked it and he liked the place he labored.-Linda Patton, grandmother of RCMP Const. Shelby Patton
Linda Patton stated that whereas she at all times stored in thoughts that one thing might occur to her grandson whereas on responsibility, she stated the household “by no means, by no means thought it could occur”.
She stated RCMP was flying Patton’s mother and father from Stettler, Alta, to Regina to cope with the loss.
RCMP briefed the media on Saturday evening of the incident, calling it “a particularly tragic time” for the RCMP and Patton’s household.
“Const. Patton’s household can be a part of the RCMP household,” stated Rhonda Blackmore, commandant and deputy commissioner of the RCMP in Saskatchewan. “You’ve misplaced a husband, a son, and a brother.”
Info from the RCMP indicated that Patton had served within the RCMP’s Indian Head division for all of his tenure – greater than six years – previous to his dying.
“A tragedy like this shakes our complete RCMP household from coast to coast,” stated Blackmore. “Although we put on police uniforms, we’re regular individuals who go to work day by day, similar to everybody else.
“At present Const. Patton is just not coming house from his public security work.”
2 suspects in custody, RCMP guarantees extra updates
Two folks, a person and a lady, are in police custody after they had been arrested about two hours after Patton was murdered. RCMP stated extra updates shall be made out there within the coming days.
Nationwide cops additionally took the time to thank a civilian who tried to supply medical help to the officer till rescue employees arrived. Patton’s grandmother stated the household additionally thanked the one who tried to avoid wasting his life.
“I could not thank them sufficient,” she stated.
The case is now being dealt with by the RCMP Main Crimes Unit North with the help of assorted RCMP departments from throughout the province.
The mayor of Wolseley, the place the incident occurred, stated all the group was affected by the loss. Gerald Hill stated the town was in a state of “utter shock and disbelief” when a heavy police presence swept over the town after the dying.
“That does not occur right here,” stated Hill.
RCMP is now hoisting flags at half mast, saying it’s going to launch extra data on how members of the general public and Patton’s household, associates and colleagues can provide their condolences.