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Daniel Woodall, Edmonton Police Officer, Killed In The Line Of Duty

06/09/2015 03:07 EDT

daniel woodall edmonton Const. Daniel Woodall was an eight-year veteran of the Edmonton police force.

The people of Edmonton turned on their porch lights with news that a city police officer had died in the line of duty.

Const. Daniel Woodall was shot and killed while trying to arrest a suspect at a home on Monday evening. It was the Edmonton Police Service's first on-duty death in almost 25 years.

Woodall, 35, worked in the hate crimes unit and had eight years' experience with EPS. He was recruited from the Greater Manchester Police in the United Kingdom.

Woodall leaves behind a wife and two young children.

Citizens shared condolences and messages of gratitude on social media, using the hashtag #EPSstrong.

It quickly turned into a campaign of light, with people sharing images of their lit-up porches.

Stay safe everyone.. RIP #epsstrong #yeg

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The ATB Financial building in downtown Edmonton was lit up blue in honour of the fallen officer.


The last Edmonton Police Service officer killed on duty Ezio Faraone. He was shot on June 25, 1990 while investigating two suspects in a bank robbery.

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