Tag Archives: Alberta

Funeral of Constable Daniel Woodall To Draw Thousands of Police Officers

Thousands of police officers from across the country will gather in Edmonton Wednesday to mourn Const. Daniel Woodall, the officer gunned down while trying to serve an arrest warrant last week.

A regimental funeral for Woodall, 35, is being held at the Shaw Conference Centre. Prior to the funeral, a procession in Woodall’s honour will leave the Alberta Legislature and pass through downtown before arriving at the conference centre. There was rumor of a memorial tree being planted for him to forever remember him, although we’re no longer sure if that’s the plan.

Read more on CBC News.

Source: www.cbc.ca

Killing of St. Albert Mountie Prompts Sweeping Review of Bail Process In Alberta

The Alberta government has launched a sweeping review of its bail hearings practices after a repeat offender with violent criminal history shot and killed a St. Albert Mountie in January.

The report into the involvement of the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service with gunman Shawn Rehn recommends a further comprehensive review consider who may conduct bail hearings and in what circumstances, what information should be provided in bail packages prepared by police, and how best to ensure accuracy and availability of information, among other issues.

“We need to know if an improved bail process can respect people’s rights, but at the same time, better protect our communities and police,” Justice Minister Kathleeen Ganley said Tuesday after the 49-page report was released.

Read more in Vancouver Sun.

Source: www.vancouversun.com

RCMP And Edmonton Police Display Guns, Drugs Seized In Bonnyville Bust

Drugs and guns from a June 5 bust in Bonnyville displayed on a table at ALERT’s Edmonton building.
The RCMP and ALERT Edmonton seized eight guns, three armoured body vests, and an estimated $125,000 worth of drugs from three buildings in a June 5 Bonnyville bust.

ALERT Edmonton joined a Bonnyville RCMP investigation in January in response to a series of fentanyl overdoses in the community. Fentanyl is an opioid stronger than morphine and normally used to treat patients with severe pain.

Read more in the Edmonton Journal.

Source: www.edmontonjournal.com

Alberta Correctional Officer Suicides: Families Search for Answers After 3 Deaths

The family of a Red Deer Remand Centre guard who took his own life says he is the third corrections officer to commit suicide in Alberta in just over a year. Guarding Alberta’s convicts can be a tough, thankless job. The work can leave lasting physical and mental scars for the corrections officers who do it, and it’s leading some guards to take their own lives.

Read the full report on CBC News

Source: www.cbc.ca

Edmonton Police Warn of Deportation Threat Scam Targeting Indo-Canadian Community

Edmonton Police are warning of a phone scam targeting Indo-Canadians and other immigrants, in which they are threatened to pay thousands of dollars or face deportation.

Police have received several reports of the scam in the past month and some people have fallen victim to it. Those targeted said they received calls from people claiming to work with Canada Revenue Agency, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Immigration Canada or a police service.

The fraudulent caller stated that individuals have not filed their taxes appropriately, or have not registered themselves as alien immigrants. Police said the fraudsters allegedly made threats of issuing warrants for arrest, jail time, loss of immigration status and deportation.

Source: globalnews.ca

Thousands Hit Calgary Streets For Annual Police Half Marathon

There’s something about the anticipation before race day, Guy Slater says.

That itch to find out if all the training you’ve done will hold up, if all the effort you’ve put in was worthwhile and if it all translates to a solid performance when you get the signal to take off.

Sunday at Mount Royal University, at the annual Calgary Police Half Marathon, 2,000 people were ready to find out.

Source: www.calgarysun.com

RCMP Warn Of Fentanyl: The Most Potent And Dangerous Opioid Drug

The Town of Banff, Banff RCMP and Alberta Health Services are warning young people in the community about the dangers of fentanyl, after the illicit drug was suspected of claiming one Banffite’s life and putting another in hospital in serious condition.

Source: www.thecragandcanyon.ca

RCMP Const. Sheldon Shah Shot While Protecting Partner, Tells Court He Lives With Pain Everyday

A Mountie has testified he was shot several times while trying to protect his partner from a naked man with a gun.

An RCMP officer was trying to arrest a man in the living room of an Alberta farm house when the Mountie saw the muzzle of a gun pointing out of a doorway.

Const. Sheldon Shah jumped between the gun and his partner, who was a new father, and took numerous bullets along is left side.

The 37-year-old told a trial Friday that he still has aching wounds three years later.

Source: www.cbc.ca