Two police officers shot dead in Edmonton
Two police officers were shot and killed early Thursday morning in Edmonton, where a large police presence is on site near the Inglewood and Woodcroft neighborhoods.
The news was confirmed in a communication from the Alberta Capital Police Department. The Edmonton Police Service mourns the loss of two of its patrol officers who were killed in the line of duty while responding to a call earlier today .
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A third person was killed while responding to a domestic dispute, CBC/Radio-Canada sources say. However, the circumstances of his death are still unknown.
According to former president of the Edmonton Police Association, Sergeant Michael Elliott, the two officers were killed near Inglewood, a northern neighborhood of Alberta's capital.
Edmonton police confirm that two of their officers were killed in the north end of the city.
Several members of law enforcement and associations across the country have posted messages of support and condolences to the Edmonton Police Service.
Our hearts are broken at the x27;Announcement of the murder of two members of the Edmonton police, tweeted Michael Gendron, spokesperson for the Canadian Police Association.
On behalf of all members of the British Columbia Police Association, we send our deepest condolences to the Edmonton Police Service. Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and colleagues, Association President Ralph Kaiser posted on his Twitter account.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also offered condolences to the families and the Edmonton police.
Every day, police officers put themselves in harm's way to protect the public. The deaths of two Edmonton police officers remind us of this reality. […] We are here for you.
More details to come