July 20, 2024
2 Edmonton police officers killed while responding to domestic call | CBC News

2 Edmonton police officers killed while responding to domestic call | CBC News

Two Edmonton police were killed while responding to a domestic call in the city’s northwest Thursday morning. 

CBC News has confirmed the officers were shot while responding to a domestic call, and that a third person is dead. 

Edmonton police say the officers were killed early Thursday.

“The Edmonton Police Service is mourning the loss of two of its patrol officers who were killed in the line of duty, while responding to a call earlier today,” Edmonton police spokesperson Scott Pattison said in a statement. 

Edmonton police have not released any details on the identity of the officers killed or the circumstances of the shooting but information is expected to be released later today.

An Edmonton police news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. MT at police headquarters. EPS Chief Dale McFee is expected to speak at the news conference.

Police remain at the scene in the residential area of Inglewood.

Much of the police presence is concentrated around the Baywood Park Apartments at 114th Avenue and 132nd Street, where  several streets remained blocked to public access.

Edmonton police truck on a street.
Following the shooting deaths of two Edmonton police officers Thursday, much of the police presence is concentrated around the Baywood Apartments in the city’s northwest. (David Bajer/CBC)

Edmonton police Staff. Sgt. Mike Elliott, a former president of the Edmonton Police Association, said he is devastated by the news.

“No words can describe what our members [and] their families are feeling at this moment. Our entire service and community are mourning,”  Elliott wrote in a post on social media Thursday. 

In a separate statement to social media, Michael Gendron, a spokesperson for the Canadian Police Association, said members’ hearts are broken.

“Sending our most sincere condolences, and our prayers to all who are mourning the loss of friends and colleagues today, and especially to their families at this tragic time,” Gendron wrote. 

The last Edmonton police officer killed in the line of duty was Const. Daniel Woodall, who was shot on June 8, 2015.

Woodall, a hate crimes investigator, was killed by Norman Raddatz, 42, while attempting to arrest Raddatz on a charge of criminal harassment at his west Edmonton home. A second officer was injured, but survived.

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