Injured Police Officer Out of Hospital -- Force Grateful For Help -- Attackers Still In Jail : B93.3 FM : Lethbridge's #1 Hit Music Station : Lethbridge News, Alberta
B93 FM Lethbridge

 
Home /Local News Feed /
Injured Police Officer Out of Hospital -- Force Grateful For Help -- Attackers Still In Jail

 
 
Lethbridge:  Regional Police are breathing a sigh of relief as one of their own continues to recover from a severe beating.

   31-year old Constable Norman Smith was released from Calgary Foothills hospital on Thursday. Smith, who is married and the father of three young children, continues to recover at home with his family here in Lethbridge.

   About two Wednesday morning, Officer Smith stopped two men walking along south Parkside Drive. A police check indicated one of the men was wanted on outstanding warrants in Calgary. While attempting to make an arrest, Smith was assault and suffered a skull fracture, bleeding on the brain, a broken nose and lacerations. Regional police offer a thank you to those who assisted Smith at the time of the incident and helped locate the suspects.

   A statement issued from Police headquarters Friday morning states: Regional Police wish to thank the community for their support and well-wishes following the assault of Cst. Norman Smith. In addition, police are especially grateful for the efforts of three citizens who assisted officers at the scene of the incident. A father and son who were driving by stopped after noticing Cst. Smith was injured and stayed with him until further help arrived, and a local taxi driver pointed police in the direction of one of the subjects who had fled.

  “It is very reassuring to know that our officers can count on citizens to help out in difficult situations,” said Chief Tom McKenzie. “The foundation of community policing set out many years ago by Sir Robert Peel still holds true today. The police are the public and the public are the police.”

   The men arrested in relation to the assault made an initial court appearance in Lethbridge on Friday morning.

  20 year old Raymond Joshua Asham of Calgary is charged with Aggravated Assault of a peace officer and escape lawful custody.

  24 year old Aaron Head of Calgary is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer and accessory to escape lawful custody.

   The two men have been referred to legal aid and remain in custody until their next court appearance on Tuesday.



Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 4/19/2014 1:47:31 PM
Source: Patrick Burles -- Dori Modney -- Country 95 News
 
 
Latest News Articles

 
2015 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games Committee Continue Preparations For Event
Friday, February 25, 2011 : 4/19/2014 1:47:31 PM
 
The Easter Bunny Stops By Westminster Community Centre
Friday, February 25, 2011 : 4/19/2014 1:47:31 PM
 
Youth Advisory Council Concerned About Urban Drilling
Friday, February 25, 2011 : 4/19/2014 1:47:31 PM
 
Galt Museum Receives Donation From Owner Of Regent Restaurant
Friday, February 25, 2011 : 4/19/2014 1:47:31 PM
 
Watch Out For Fake AltaLink Employees Asking For Money
Friday, February 25, 2011 : 4/19/2014 1:47:31 PM
Home /Country 95.5 FM News


 
 

 




 
B93.3 FM
Home Promotions
Station Blogs
On Air Events
News  
Other Links
Contact Us Alberta Equity Scholarship Program
Legal Notice Advertise with B93.3 FM
Privacy Policy  
Connect with B93.3 FM