This is part of my ongoing series Officer Down – in honour of police officers slain in the line of duty.
Canada Corrections Officer Bikramdeep Randhawa gunned down in a brazen daylight hit at a Delta gas station on May 1, 2021.
The getaway vehicle, a Mazda SUV, was found burning in South Burnaby later that day.
Police are unsure if Randhawa was murdered because of his job as a Canada Corrections Officer serving at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC) or whether his murder was a case of mistaken identity.
“We’re looking at all possible aspects as to why this crime was committed,” Delta Police Insp. Guy Leeson said.
“We will examine every potential motive thoroughly. Whether it was a case of mistaken identity, a matter related to his personal life or if there is a possibility the shooting was related to the victim’s occupation.”
So far police have not released any information about possible suspects, nor do they have a motive for Officer Bikramdeep Randhawa’s murder.
“This scar will never go away from our hearts and minds. And we pray to God now that Bikramdeep, wherever his soul be, rest in peace,” Randhawa’s uncle, Joginder Singh Randhawa, told the crowd on behalf of the family and Bikramdeep’s parents back in India.
“We all feel sorrow, so I am very thankful for the sympathy that you have in your minds, and our family is grateful to you.”