Edmontonians will have the opportunity to honour the lives of constables Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan, and give thanks for their service ahead of a regimental funeral for the slain police officers on Monday afternoon.
As Jordan and Ryan’s bodies are transported from a south Edmonton funeral home to Rogers Place, where the funeral is being held, Edmontonians are being invited to line the procession route to pay their respects and say their goodbyes.
Jordan, 35, and Ryan, 30, were responding to a call at an apartment complex in Edmonton’s Inglewood neighbourhood on March 16 when they were shot and killed by a 16-year-old male. Investigators believe the officers were shot before they had a chance to even pull out their guns. The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while his mother remains in hospital after sustaining injuries when she tried to wrestle the gun away from her son.
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“The Edmonton Police Service has been marked by a really unthinkable and horrific tragedy as two of our members have died in the line of duty,” EPS Chief Dale McFee said.
The funeral procession will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m. at the Alberta legislature and will make its way to Rogers Place, where the service is set to begin at 1 p.m.
Honouring fallen Edmonton police officers ahead of regimental funeral
The procession and funeral will be broadcast live on all Global TV stations in Alberta, and will be livestreamed on http://www.globalnews.ca.
Live radio coverage of the event can also be heard on 630 CHED, beginning at 1 p.m.
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