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Stabbed B.C. cop who tackled knife wielding man called hero by police chief

DELTA, B.C. — An off-duty British Columbia police officer who was stabbed several times in the stomach while picking up his children outside an elementary school is being called a hero by his police chief.

February 26, 2019  By The Canadian Press

Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord says acting Sgt. John Jasmins intervened in a domestic dispute by tackling a man who is also accused of stabbing his wife.

Dubord says Jasmins’ children saw their father in an altercation outside Immaculate Conception elementary school and ran to tell adults who called 911 before police responded in just over a minute.

He says 49-year-old Manoj George, whose marriage was dissolving, has been charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

His 41-year-old wife remains in hospital in serious condition.

Jasmins is in charge of community policing in Delta, south of Vancouver, and has been a police officer for over 13 years.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., 2019

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