Shot transit cop undergoes surgery

The Metro Vancouver transit cop who was shot while working in Surrey is undergoing surgery today for his undisclosed injuries. 

In a statement, Const. Josh Harms said he thanks God his injuries were not worse. 

“Though I have a long road ahead, I am going to make a full recovery and rejoin my colleagues as soon as possible,” he said. 

The 27-year-old was shot while on patrol at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station Jan 30.

Harms was taken to hospital but later released with non-life threatening injuries.

Daon Glasgow, who was wanted in connection with the shooting, was captured early Sunday morning in a large police operation after a four day manhunt led them to a Burnaby house in the 7500 of Boundary Road.

Traffic Const. Josh Harms and a furry friend in an undated Facebook photo. He and his wife are expecting their first child in March. (Facebook)

The nature of the confrontation between Harms and Glasgow has not been released, nor has any information about Hams’ injury.

According to Transit Police spokesman Sgt. Clint Hampton, Harms insisted on going into work over the weekend to speak in-person with his troop mates.

“That was something that he wanted to do on his own. He felt it was important for his colleagues to see him walking and talking … to know that he will recover,” said Hampton. “Obviously he’s got a long road ahead.”

Harms’ wife is expecting the couple’s first child in about a month.

He has a family connection to his employer. Father-in-law Mike Cumberworth is Metro Vancouver Transit Police’s deputy chief of operations.  

The Surrey RCMP has released this composite of Glasgow’s many looks. (Surrey RCMP)

According to Hampton, the approximately 100 members of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police carried out close to 900 warrant arrests in 2018.

Glasgow was out of prison on statutory release and wanted on a warrant for being unlawfully at large at the time of the shooting. 

Glasgow previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a fatal 2010 shooting that took place during a drug deal in a McDonald’s washroom, only blocks from where Harms was shot. 

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