A Burnaby Mountie who was facing drunk driving charges has passed away from natural causes.
Burnaby RCMP Constable Harinder Paul Pabla passed away at Royal Columbian Hospital in New West on July 21st.
He leaves behind his wife and daughter.
An obituary posted to the website RCMP Graves on behalf of the Burnaby Detachment offered “our deepest condolences to Paul’s family, friends, and colleagues,” and details his career.
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While Pabla served more than two decades with the force, including stints in Langley and in YVR’s Border Integrity Unit, it was during his last few years working at the Burnaby Detachment that he found himself on the wrong side of the law.
Pabla was facing five charges, including impaired driving, dangerous driving and failure to provide a breathe sample, stemming from two off-duty incidents in Surrey in September and October of 2015.
He was suspended with pay but was was to retire later this year.