Abbotsford Police Constable John Davidson was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 6, 2017 (Courtesy Abbotsford Police)

BC Ferries announced today it is offering complimentary vehicle and passenger travel for all emergency first responders attending Const. John Davidson’s celebration of life in Abbotsford on Nov. 19.

The 53-year-old Abbotsford police officer was killed  Monday while responding to a suspected stolen vehicle call when shots were fired.

The man accused of shooting Davidson, 65-year-old Oscar Ferdinand Arfmann, was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday.

Complimentary travel is valid on any BC Ferries route travelling to and from Vancouver Island for the Memorial Service on November 18, 19 and 20.

BC Ferries has added an 8 a.m. sailing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen as well as additional sailings throughout the day to help with capacity.

Officers and first responders will be asked to identify themselves to ticket agents by uniform or official ID.

For those travelling to attend the Memorial Service, advance reservations are recommended by calling 1-888-BC FERRY (223-3779).

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