Vehicle dedicated to fallen police officer


2021-04-15 10:55 PDT

The Vanderhoof RCMP are proud to present our newest police truck, a fully marked 2020 F-150. This police truck that is fully equipped to allow the Vanderhoof RCMP to provide all types of policing services anywhere in the Vanderhoof Detachment area. It is equipped with an Ecoboost engine thus providing a greener solution compared to older model police vehicles.

This police truck is being dedicated to the memory of Constable Michael BUDAY, a Regular Member who lost his life in the line of duty. 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 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 and shot him from behind killing him instantly. The remaining ERT members returned fire and the suspect was killed. Cst. Buday was 27 years old at the time of his death.

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

Fully marked police vehicleRear window of police vehicleCst Michael Buday and police dog



Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521


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