Message of Condolences from Chief Charles Bordeleau to the Somali Community of OttawaWritten by Muslim Link
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatulaahi wa Barakatuhu
To our valued Somali Community of Ottawa,
On this most difficult time in our community, the Ottawa Police Service would like to express our sincere condolences first to Abdirahman Abdi’s family ( inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon) and to the entire Somali Community in Ottawa.
We acknowledge how the tragic event on the death of Abdirahman has greatly impacted your community across Ottawa.
Over the years, the Ottawa Police Service has committed to working with Ottawa’s Somali community in building relationships based on mutual trust and understanding.
In the face of this tragedy, we remain confident that together we can overcome the challenges we face ahead.
The Ottawa Police Service is committed and ready in listening to the concerns and feedback brought forward by your community.
We know full-hand how strong and resilient the Somali community is. We believe that in these trying times your community will pull together and the Ottawa Police Service will be there with you through this difficult journey.
Once again our sincere condolences to your entire community.
Chief of Police