The Edmonton Police Service has verified that two patrol officers were killed while responding to a call early on Thursday. Let’s see what happened to the two Edmonton police officers in detail.
What happened to Edmonton police officers?
Two Edmonton Police Services officers were shot and killed by a man who subsequently killed himself. No additional information regarding what happened was provided by EPS.
Since early in the morning, dozens of police officers have been deployed close to the Edmonton neighborhoods of Inglewood and Woodcroft.
Access to the Baywood Apartments at 114 Avenue and 132 Street has been blocked by police, but EPS has not verified where the incident involving its members occurred.
The name and the identity of the officers were not yet disclosed by the EPS. The name of suspect has also not been disclosed by the officers.
Inglewood neighborhood tragedy- Explained:
Edmonton police officers were killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic call, EPS confirms. The two officers were shot, according to the multiple sources. However, the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident were not known.
“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,” according to a statement from a police spokesman, Scott Pattison.
A spokesperson for EPS said more information would be released later in the day once it was verified. Chief Dale McFee will release a statement soon.
A resident of Baywood Apartments told that he didn’t hear anything over the course of the night and was shocked to see police stationed outside his house when he departed for work the next day.
“It’s frightening. I’m very worried about it. My child’s safety. I’ve never had this problem here,” Tom Deagle said.
“We’re trying to get out of here, out of this neighborhood, because it’s constantly stuff, but I’ve never seen to this extent. It’s pretty worrying.”
Along with closing 132 Street, police have blocked restricted access to Baywood Apartments. Various police departments have paid their heartfelt condolences to the police officers.
Two Edmonton police officers killed:
Two Edmonton police officers killed near Inglewood while responding tot he domestic call.
Edmonton police Staff. Sgt. Mike Elliott, a former president of the Edmonton Police Association, stated he is devastated by the news.
“No words can describe what our members [and] their families are feeling at this moment. Elliott wrote on social media on Thursday, “Our entire service and community are in mourning.”
The Canadian Police Association’s spokesperson, Michael Gendron, said in a separate post on social media that 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.
Social media posts:
Rejeanne Caron posted,
RIP to the 2 Edmonton police officers. My sincere condolences to the families receiving the horrible news of the passing of their loved ones. To my Edmonton policing family my thoughts and prayers are with you. I cannot imagine @edmontonpolice
Ryan Moodie posted,
Tragic news out of Edmonton this morning that two officers have been killed in the line of duty. Our Service extends its deepest condolences to the Edmonton Police Service, the officers’ families, and all those impacted by their senseless loss.
York Regional Police Association posted,
On behalf of our members, thoughts and prayers go out the two Edmonton police’s family, friends & fellow Edmonton Police Service members. Today is a very tragic day for our policing family as we grieve the loss of yet another two members in the line of duty.
Melissa Walker posted,
So sad my thought and prayers go out to their friends, family and unit.
Josh Hampel posted,
Thoughts and prayers to the families of the two Edmonton Police shot and killed this morning in the line of duty.
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