Vancouver Police Department statement on Donald Sahota murder trial verdict

May 27, 2024

“On behalf of the Vancouver Police Department I want to say that today the justice process was exercised, as the jury found the defendant guilty of the January 29, 2022, death of Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota”, said Vancouver Police Chief Jeff Mori. “It has been a long, emotional wait for the family and friends of Donald Sahota and while we are grateful for this verdict, the pain and tragedy of Don’s death remains. Don was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend who will always be missed and never forgotten”. 

The Vancouver Police Department would like to express our sincere thanks to the individuals who served on this jury; for their time, attention, and commitment in taking on this important role that is a critical foundation of our justice system. The department also thanks the Clark County Prosecutors for their work and dedication to seeking long-awaited justice for Don and his family and friends. 

Today’s verdict provides the first step toward healing the pain, grief, sadness and loss for the Sahota family, the VPD family and the community.