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A police officer from Abbotsford, B.C., who was beaten while off duty in the Kootenays is not expected to survive his injuries, the Abbotsford Police Department said Monday. Const. Allan Young, 55, was placed on life support at a hospital in the B.C. Interior after the attack in Nelson last week. A spokesperson for the department identified the officer and confirmed his medical status. “[He is] a lovely, lovely man,” said APD Sgt. Judy Bird. “The space that he will leave is significant and it’s hard … we have sorrow. It is deep and we are so sad.” Young was attacked after “intervening in a disturbance” in Nelson on Thursday.