Two Edmonton Police Service patrol officers have been killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic dispute call early Thursday morning.
The Edmonton Police Service identified the officers as 35-year-old Const. Travis Jordan and 30-year-old Const. Brett Ryan. Report says the constables went to an apartment building near 114 Avenue and 132 Street, in the early hours of Thursday after receiving the call.
The police said the suspect was a 16-year-old boy who is also dead, in what investigators believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CTV News Edmonton report says the boy shot his mother and she remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Jordan had served with EPS for eight-and-a-half years and Ryan for five-and-a-half years, says CTV Edmonton.
The Calgary Police Service tweeted a condolence message to their Edmonton colleagues. The CPS wrote “With immense sadness and heavy hearts we mourn the tragic loss of two @edmontonpolice officers killed in the line of duty.”
“We share in the profound grief and loss of the fallen officers. They made the ultimate sacrifice in serving their communities. On behalf of the CPS, we send our deepest condolences to their families, friends and colleagues.”
The flags at the Calgary Police Service headquarters were lowered and members were permitted to wear memorial pins in a show of support.
Premier Danielle Smith also sent her condolences for the tragic loss, and tweeted a message extending her sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of the constables. Smith wrote “today, the province mourns the loss of two police officers killed in the line of duty.”
“On behalf of the Government of Alberta, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of Const. Travis Jordan and Const. Brett Ryan. Every day, police officers across Alberta put on their uniforms to step up to protect and serve our communities. The sudden and tragic deaths of these two Edmonton Police Service Officers remind us again of the dangers police officers constantly face to ensure the safety of Albertans…”
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