Calgary police officer killed during New Year’s Eve traffic stop

The Calgary Police Service says an officer has died after being struck by a vehicle allegedly fleeing a traffic stop on New Year’s Eve.

Police say the officer was allegedly hit at approximately 10:50 p.m. as a driver attempted to flee the traffic stop in progress.

He was given first aid at the scene but was pronounced dead after being transported to hospital.

Police say they are searching for the driver and vehicle involved in the incident.

Road closures were expected to continue in northeast area of the city where the alleged incident happened.

The police service says the incident has caused “unmeasurable” grief.

(Canadian Press)

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