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City of Vancouver update

July 16 2015

Vancouver City Hall

The Mayor and Council, City Management Team, and staff across all departments are shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic murder of a long-time City employee.

Deepest condolences and support have been offered to the family and friends of our colleague.

Many City staff will be deeply affected by this event. Counseling and support is available for any staff and co-workers at this most difficult of times. In honour of our colleague, the flag at City Hall will fly at half-mast.

Returning to normal operations

Over the course of yesterday, following the tragic incident, precautionary security measures were put in place on the advice of Vancouver Police Department (VPD). At this time, those measures are no longer necessary and we are returning to normal operations.

VPD have committed to keeping the Mayor and City Management Team apprised of any further developments which might require any changes to security as their investigations proceed but at this point, there is no change anticipated.

Waiting for the results of the police investigation is very difficult in these situations. These things are complex, take time and require much patience. Any information which comes available to us will be shared with staff.

In the meantime, as an organization, our goal is to ensure staff receive the support they need and to find our way forward to continue serving our citizens.

Please respect the privacy of staff and family members. Interviews will not be provided at this time. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.