Northumbria Police memorial for officer shot in Canada
A former Northumbria Police officer killed while serving in Canada has been honoured on the force's memorial wall
John Davidson, 53, was shot dead while arresting a suspect in Abbotsford, British Columbia, in November.
The father-of-three had served with Northumbria Police from 1993 until emigrating in 2006.
His family travelled from Canada to join ex-colleagues and friends for a service at the Middle Engine Lane Police Station in Wallsend.
During his time at the force PC Davidson worked as a 24/7 response officer in Byker, Whitley Bay and North Shields, before taking on the role of a specialist motor patrols officer.
Temporary Chief Constable Winton Keenen said: "When you join Northumbria Police you became a member of the force family and that doesn't change when you move on.
"John's former colleagues, many of whom considered him a good friend, continue to speak with warmth and affection about a man who, was clearly dedicated to his role."