August 13, 2012

Rod Lazenby - Law Enforcement - Alberta

Community Peace Officer Rod Lazenby died in the line of duty on August 10, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta.

He was a member of the Municipal District of Foothills Protective Services. He was a by-law enforcement officer.  These officers do not carry firearms. 

Rod had served 38 years in law enforcement. He had retired in 2006 from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after 35 years of service. 

Rod had gone to a rural ranch near Priddis, Alberta, to speak to Trevor Kloschinsky, age 46, (the property owner) about illegally housing over 30 dogs. Neighbours were complaining about constantly barking dogs. 
Michael, Archangel,
Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Rod

An argument ensured and Officer Lazenby was severely injured from a beating. Trevor Kloschinksy then drove the badly beaten officer to a Calgary Police Station. Rod was then taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Trevor Kloschinsky has been charged with first degree murder.

Friends and former colleagues describe Rod as a top police officer, who often worked undercover in major homicide investigations. He is also described as serious. Still others describe him as quiet, always respectful and diligent in his work. 

Rod is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife and 5 children. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray that Rod Lazenby is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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