Two Canadian Law Enforcement Officers Were Killed in the Line of Duty

On Thursday, a gunman in Canada shot and killed two police officers before turning the pistol on himself. Police Chief Dale McFee of Edmonton, Canada,“Two of our officers have died in the line of service,”  “These two men died in (the) service of our community. This is unthinkable.”

McFee was on the verge of tears as he told the news. Early on Thursday morning, two police officers in Edmonton, Alberta, Western Canada, responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex. Almost 1.1 million people call the city home.

While the police officers were entering the apartment, they came under fire. “They did not have a chance to discharge their firearms,” McFee said. Both officers, 35-year-old Travis Jordan and 30-year-old Brett Ryan were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Canadian police officers shot dead
Canadian police officers shot dead

“I can’t tell you how devastated we are with their loss, the police chief said. McFee said that the young male suspect had also been found dead from a gunshot wound, which police believe he had fired upon himself.

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According to the chief, a female victim who is allegedly related to the perpetrator was also shot and sent to the hospital. The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and police forces around the country sent their condolences to the Edmonton Police Department.

“Every day, police officers put themselves in harm’s way to keep people safe,” Trudeau tweeted. “The news that two @EdmontonPolice officers have been killed in the line of duty reminds us of that reality. I’m sending my condolences to the officers’ loved ones and colleagues – we’re here for you.”

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