Canadian border agent shot at U.S. border crossing in Surrey, BC
Canada Border Services Agency officer was shot by a man who then killed himself during the afternoon of Oct. 16 at the Peace Arch border crossing. The officer is in stable condition.
Lori Bowcock was shot by an unidentified man; she worked with the OPP in London, Ontario up until the spring when she moved to Vancouver.
Bowcock was working in the booth at the Douglas border crossing, commonly called the Peace Arch crossing, when a male suspect shot her, the male then proceed to shoot himself in the head.
The suspect was entering the country in a white Ford Econovan with Washington plates registered to a man from Bremerton. Mounties have not yet confirmed his identity.
Customs and Immigration union official Dan Sullivan said the shooting is the first of a border guard in Canadian history. He said other officers had been assaulted or threatened with a gun, but none had been shot on the job.