Statement on the passing of RCMP Constable and former VicPD Reserve Constable and Volunteer Austin MacDougall

Friday, July 7, 2017

It’s with a heavy heart that we learned of the death of RCMP Cst. Austin MacDougall, who served with us as a VicPD Volunteer and Reserve Constable. Austin was killed in Edson, Alberta, while cycling off-duty.

Austin served in our Volunteer Program from 2011 to 2012, and as a Reserve Constable from 2012 to 2015. By all accounts, he served the Town of Edson with the same dedication and enthusiasm that he brought to his work here with us.


Flags at half-mast in honour of RCMP Cst. Austin MacDougall, who served as a VicPD Reserve and Volunteer previous to his RCMP career. 

Our thoughts are with Austin’s family, friends, RCMP colleagues and with those of us here at VicPD who knew Austin and served with him. Our flags have been lowered to half-mast in his honour.