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Cop uses bicycle as shield to protect victim from beating

An off-duty sheriff stepped between an injured man and another with a club on the Overlander Bridge last night.
August 20, 2013 - 12:37 PM

KAMLOOPS - An officer had to use his bike to protect himself and an injured man during a fight on the Overlander Bridge Walkway last night.

On Aug. 19 at about 8:30 p.m. RCMP received a report of a fight between two men on the bridge. An off-duty Kamloops sheriff who happened to be in the area responded first, coming into the fight and using the bike he was riding as a tool to prevent one man from using a club to strike the other and himself. He was then able to take the aggressive man to the ground to hold him until Mounties arrived.

"His actions prevented further injuries and resulted in a serious incident being controlled," RCMP Const. Bernie Ward stated in a press release.

Ward says the investigation so far shows the injured man, 39, was attacked for no apparent reason. He was going home with family members on his bike when the other man, 27, who was also on a bike passed by. The aggressor dismounted and produced a club that he used to strike the other man with, repeatedly. 

Both men are from Kamloops.

The man with the club will appear in Kamloops court today.

To contact a reporter about this story call Jessica Wallace at 250-319-7494 or email


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