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This afternoon, the Abbotsford Police escorted our brother, Constable Jesse Zawadzki, to Henderson’s funeral home.
Constable Zawadzki, 26 years old, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020. Jesse had a bright future ahead of him and his sudden loss has impacted us all. Jesse made such a positive impression on all of us at AbbyPD in the short two years that we had with him. Jesse understood that policing was about serving and protecting our community and he was committed to making a difference. He loved policing and Abbotsford; always having time to stop and talk to a youngster roadside or spend some extra time with our community – he will be missed.
Constable Zawadzki’s family invites Jesse’s friends and others he touched outside his policing family to a viewing on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
2 pm to 5 pm
Henderson’s Fraser Valley Funeral Home
34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford
On October 26, 2020, Constable Zawadzki’s family will take Jesse home to Hamilton, Ontario for a family service.
Chief Mike Serr notes, “Jesse was a big part of our AbbyPD family, and he was proud to serve and protect in Abbotsford. Jesse was always smiling and served every day with passion and energy. We will miss our brother and his positive impact on our department and city. Thank-you to everyone for the amazing support that we have received; Jesse’s family and AbbyPD are truly grateful.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the maximum capacity at Henderson’s Funeral Home is 50 people. Access will be controlled to ensure a safe environment. If more than 50 people attend at any given time, there will be a lineup at the door and as people exit others will be allowed in.
Everyone entering the sanctuary will be required to sign in on Henderson’s contact tracing form before leaving the
- Social distancing protocols will be in place.
We extend our thanks to the Langley RCMP and the BC Coroners Service as they continue their investigations into the cause of Constable Zawadzki’s death.
Sgt Judy Bird
Abbotsford Police Media Relations Officer