Const. Daniel Woodall named as Edmonton police officer killed on duty

Const. Daniel Woodall, 35, was killed and Sgt. Jason Harley was injured Monday night as Edmonton police officers executed a search warrant.

Last EPS officer killed in line of duty was in 1990

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Const. Daniel Woodall was named early Tuesday as the Edmonton police officer who was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant in west Edmonton Monday evening. 

Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht confirmed Woodall and Sgt. Jason Harley, 38, were shot by someone inside the house at 186th Street and 62nd Avenue just after 8 p.m. MT. 

The suspect's house was on fire sending flames and black smoke into the sky. (Mark Harvey/CBC News )
Harley sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to to the back. He was treated and released from hospital. 

Woodall, 35, was an officer with the Edmonton Police Hate Crimes Unit who was originally from Great Britain. He died at the scene. 

"A wife is without a husband tonight and two young children are without a loving father," Knecht said."This is a tragedy of unspeakable proportions." 

Both officers were attempting to arrest a suspect for criminal harassment. Knecht confirmed that the arrest was related to a hate crimes matter. 

The suspect's house was on fire and burned to the ground. A suspect is not in custody but Knecht doesn't believe there is any danger to the public. 

Police were warning the public to stay away from the area for hours due to an active shooter situation. 

News of the officer's death prompted people to turn on their porch lights and tweet under the hashtag #EPSStrong. 

The last member of the Edmonton Police Service to be killed on the job was Const. Ezio Faraone who was shot after a botched bank robbery in June 1990.


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