‘Our sad honour:’ RCMP and others react to shooting of Edmonton police officer

An Edmonton police officer was killed and another was injured Monday when they were shot by a man they had come to arrest on an outstanding warrant. Const. Daniel Woodall, 35, suffered a fatal “catastrophic” wound. Sgt. Jason Harley, 38, was shot in the back but was saved by his body armour. Some quotes from people reacting to the shooting:

 

“The Edmonton Police Service has always stood by the RCMP in its darkest hours. It is now our sad honour to stand by the Edmonton Police Service as they deal with the loss of a beloved police officer due to an act of unprovoked and senseless violence.” —  RCMP Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan

“I was heartbroken to learn that an Edmonton police officer … lost his life in the line of duty … This tragic event is a sombre reminder of the dangers our men and women in uniform face every day in their service to Albertans.” — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley

“This was a senseless and devastating crime against the very people who work day-in and day-out to keep our communities safe.” — Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley

“Constable Woodall’s service to Edmonton and to Canada will be remembered and honoured. We grieve his loss today with Alberta and the rest of the country.” — Prime Minister Stephen Harper

“The very bravest and best among us step forward to become first responders … we rely on our police to protect us from the few and the worst among us.” — Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson

“Our thoughts are with @edmontonpolice. We understand your hurt. RIP Cst. Woodall” — RCMP New Brunswick

“I can’t really comprehend this has happened and I am in shock.” — Det. Insp. Jim Faulkner of the Greater Manchester Police

 

The Canadian Press