Chief Rod Knecht of the Edmonton Police Service in Alberta, Canada sadly reports the death of Constable Daniel Woodall.
Constable Woodall, 35, was shot and killed while he and other constables were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an individual for criminal harassment. As officers were attempting to enter the residence, the suspect opened fire. Constable Woodall was struck several times by bullets fired by the suspect. None of the bullets struck his bullet resistant vest. Sergeant Jason Harley was also struck by a single bullet but it was stopped by his vest. Sgt. Harley was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Unfortunately, Constable Woodall died at the scene of the shooting.
The initial investigation shows that over 50 bullets were fired by the suspect. Following the shooting, the residence burst into flames. The source of the fire is still under investigation. It is believed that the suspect wanted in the warrant died in the structure fire. The investigation is being conducted by the Edmonton Police Service.
Constable Woodall was assigned to the hate crimes unit of gang section in the Police Service. He served the Edmonton Police Service for eight years. Prior to his service in Edmonton, he served in Manchester, England as a Constable for four years. Constable Woodall is survived by his wife; Claire, and two young children.
Constable Daniel Woodall-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Monday, June 8, 2015
Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow
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