A traffic stop turned deadly in Saskatchewan when RCMP Const. Shelby Patton was killed, according to Rhonda Blackmore, the assistant commissioner of the Saskatchewan RCMP.
Blackmore told a press conference, Patton initiated the stop with a stolen vehicle in the town of Wolseley, about 95 kilometres east of Regina, around 8 a.m. Saturday.
He was struck by the vehicle. The 26-year-old Const. Patton later died at the scene.
A man and a woman were arrested a few hours later.
Blackmore said Const. Patton was described as the “ideal RCMP member” by his colleagues.
“Nothing but the highest praise of this member. Hard-working, dedicated,” Blackmore said. “Just an outstanding individual dedicated to the public of Saskatchewan and who was very committed to making sure he did his duties to the utmost of his ability.”
Const. Patton had been stationed at the Indian Head RCMP detachment since 2015.
He leaves behind a wife.
Police have not released any details about the suspects.