VANDERHOOF, BC: Officers from the Vanderhoof RCMP are proud to present their newest police truck, a fully marked 2020 F-150.
This police truck is fully equipped to allow the Vanderhoof RCMP to provide all types of policing services anywhere in the Vanderhoof Detachment area.
The truck is being dedicated to the memory of Constable Michael BUDAY, a Regular Member who lost his life in the line of duty back in 1985.
On March 18th, 1985, Cst. Buday, a member of the North Coast Emergency Response Team based out of Terrace, was deployed to Teslin Lake, Yukon, in order to apprehend an individual.
This suspect had a history of theft and threatening anyone that ventured into the area. It was later determined that he had murdered a missing trapper several years earlier.
The Vanderhoof RCMP are honoured to have his name on our newest vehicle as a way to remember our fallen Member and carry on his legacy.
The North Coast ERT landed on Teslin Lake in the morning of March 19th, 1985 and deployed in a manner to contain the suspect. The suspect was able to circle behind Cst. Buday shooting him from behind. Buday died instantly. The remaining ERT members returned fire and the suspect was killed. Cst. Buday was 27 years-old at the time of his death in 1985.
Cst. Buday shown in a dated photo with a Police Service Dog. – RCMP handout
Written and released by North District RCMP