Family of accused cop killer says he has mental health issues

'He was really never the same' after his wife died, Oscar Arfmann's family says

The man accused of killing Abbotsford Police Const. John Davidson refused to seek help for mental health issues, according to his family.

In a statement, Oscar Arfmann’s family said the 65-year-old Alberta man’s wife died in April 2013.

“He was really never the same,” they wrote.

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He spent three days in a Saint Paul, Alberta hospital in July 2015 for a mental health evaluation, according to the statement. But when his family tried to get him more help, they say he refused to see a doctor.

Arfmann’s family also expressed “their deepest condolences to Constable John Davidson and the Abbotsford Police Family.”

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READ: More on Davidson’s 24 years in law enforcement here.

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