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Stephen Harper to attend funeral for Mountie Const. David Wynn

01/23/2015 02:17 EST | Updated 03/25/2015 05:59 EDT
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will attend the funeral of RCMP Const. David Wynn in St. Albert, Alta. on Monday.

Const. Wynn died on Wednesday morning, four days after he was shot in the head during a routine licence plate check at the Apex Casino northwest of Edmonton.

Officials expect thousands to attend the regimental service, which will begin at 2 p.m. CT.

A funeral procession originally planned to start at 1 p.m. on Monday has been shifted one hour earlier to noon to ensure there is time for a full procession prior to the funeral.

CBCNews.ca will be live streaming from the procession and funeral, beginning at 1:30 p.m. MT.​

A second officer, Aux. Const. Derek Bond, was also shot and is recovering at home.

His family issued a statement through the RCMP on Friday expressing sympathy to the Wynn family and thanking the public for their messages of support.

“Derek's recovery is progressing, but this remains a very difficult time for us,” the family wrote.

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