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Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer returns to work after being shot

May 21, 2019  By Staff

The 27-year-old Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer who was shot and seriously injured in the line of duty has returned to work.
Const. Josh Harms was shot at Scott Road SkyTrain Station on Jan. 30. He was treated at Royal Columbian Hospital for serious, but not life-threatening, injuries, and returned to work on May 7.

Over the past several months, Harms has undergone surgery and extensive physical rehabilitation, according to his police agency. For the immediate future, he will be assigned to light duties with the detectives in the General Investigation Unit.

Const. Harms wishes to share the following statement with the public:

“After several months of recovery among compassionate family, friends and coworkers, I am excited to be back at work and contributing to a safer transit system. I look forward to returning to patrol as soon as possible, and would like to thank all who supported me as I navigated this complicated time in life.”


This is an ongoing investigation and Const. Harms will not be available for interviews at this time. Metro Vancouver Transit Police requests the media respect Const. Harms’ wish for privacy as he returns to some level of normalcy.

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