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Final salute as funeral for slain Edmonton police officer concludes

EDMONTON - The funeral for a slain Edmonton police officer has concluded with one final salute from the thousands of service men and women attending.Police Chief Red Knecht presented Const. Daniel Woodall's widow with her husband's cap, belt and the flag that had draped his coffin.Woodall was remembered as a man who loved his family, made friends easily and twice committed himself to police work.The 35-year-old died on June 8 when he tried to serve an arrest warrant to a man suspected of the anti-Semitic bullying of an Edmonton family.Woodall first joined the Greater Manchester Police in 2002 and was recruited in 2007 to join the force in Edmonton.Knecht recognized Woodall's service with the hate-crimes unit, saying he was always willing to invest extra time with those who had been abused or bullied."He served faithfully, modestly and proudly with an incredible depth of commitment," Knecht said.Dave Ainsworth, a friend and colleague, said Woodall was compassionate when he needed to be and showed strength when required.

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