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Regimental funeral and public service held for slain Edmonton police officer

EDMONTON - Edmontonians will get one last chance today to say goodbye to a 35-year-old city police officer who was killed in the line of duty.A regimental funeral and celebration of life will be held for Const. Daniel Woodall, who was shot and killed June 8 while trying to serve an arrest warrant to a man suspected of the anti-Semitic bullying of an Edmonton man and his family.Norman Raddatz fired shots through his front door, killing Woodall and wounding another officer, and then later shot himself.Woodall came to the Edmonton police service after serving four years in the police force in Manchester, England, and his death has touched many in the city.There has already been a public visitation at a funeral home and trees throughout Edmonton have been wrapped with blue ribbons in his honour.Today's funeral procession will start at the Alberta legislature and end at the Shaw Conference Centre, where a public service will include tributes from friends and speeches from dignitaries.

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