ALBERTA

Some quotes from the funeral of RCMP Const. David Wynn

01/26/2015 06:40 EST | Updated 03/28/2015 05:59 EDT
ST. ALBERT, Alta. - Some quotes from the funeral of RCMP Const. David Wynn, who was shot in the line of duty on Jan. 17:

"David would want us to follow our hearts, to do the things that we love. He certainly did that. He took on things with such heart. Swimming, scuba diving, model trains, camping — all things he put his heart into." — Wynn's sister Mona Wynn.

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"From the moment I met Dave, I could tell he was kind, generous and above all proud of his family and his accomplishment of graduating from the RCMP — a pride that was easily transferred to all of us who attended his ceremony. As many of you know it was easy to be proud of Dave." — Wynn's cousin Tina Manetta.

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"When I met with Shelly, Matthew, Nathan and Alex at the hospital, during those first few hours, I immediately felt your strong and loving family bond. It reminded me of that saying, 'with great love comes great pain.'" — RCMP Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan.

"It's been said that we shouldn't pray to be sheltered from danger, but rather to be fearless when confronting it. Dave was fearless. The courage he brought to the execution of his duties is amplified by the fact that he did so on behalf of others. Those he swore to protect — the good people of St. Albert, Albertans, Canadians." — RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.

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"I just wanted to show support for Matt and his family and as soon as I heard that it was his dad I immediately got in contact with him and gave him the support he needed." — Braeden Kelly, 15-year-old friend of Wynn's eldest son, who was one of the thousands to line the streets for the funeral procession.

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"We really need to support the people who help save our country — keep it safe." Glenn White, one of the St. Albert residents who lined the streets for the funeral procession.

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