07/26/2015 20:22 EDT | Updated 07/26/2016 01:12 EDT

Edmonton police officer killed last month honoured with soccer game

EDMONTON — Police officers squared off against a team of British expatriates for a soccer match to honour a slain Edmonton officer.

The first annual Woodall Cup was held Sunday and drew close to 1,000 people.

Const. Daniel Woodall was shot and killed on June 8th when he executed an arrest warrant related to hate crimes.

Norman Raddatz fired dozens of shots through his front door, killing Woodall and wounding another officer, before shooting himself.

Corporal Danny Greenwood, an Edmonton police officer who helped to orgnanize the soccer game, says it was a chance to do something special for Woodall and his family.

Greenwood says Woodall was a massive football fan, big Arsenal fan and a proud Englishman.

"He'd probably be a little bit embarrassed such a big deal made out of him," Greenwood said.

Proceeds from the match went towards a fund for Woodall's family.


The Canadian Press