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Calgary Police Chief Roger Chaffin applauding team for their efforts in Garland case

Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 5:14 am MDT

Calgary Police Chief Roger Chaffin couldn’t have been more pleased with his team at the conclusion of the Douglas Garland trial.

Garland was found guilty of first degree murder in the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their grandson Nathan O’Brien on Thursday.

Chaffin, speaking to 660 NEWS late Thursday evening, said what Calgarians witnessed in this trial was the “true nature of policing.”

“It’s been a challenging couple of years with all the difficulties in policing,” he said. “Almost 250 members at some point or another involved themselves in that file, the expertise, the detail, the diligence to bring some justice to the victims’ family and friends.”

The city’s top cop said it’s an exhausting ordeal and he plans on meeting with those involved to personally thank them for their efforts.

He added they’ll be providing every service possible, to make sure everyone who is struggling will get the time off and the supports they need to get through this tragedy.