Northumbria PoIice have paid tribute to a former officer who was killed while serving in Canada.
PC John Davidson was shot and killed while on duty in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on Monday November 6.
John had been a police officer for 24 years, beginning his career in the UK working for the Northumbria Police from 1993 to 2005.
He worked as a 24/7 response officer in Byker and North Shields and latterly as a motor patrols officer just before he left for Canada.
He is survived by his wife and three grown children.