Today, Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark released the following statement on the tragic loss of Constable Woodall:
No one should have to experience what Const. Daniel Woodall, his family, and his law enforcement family have gone through. This is indeed, as Police Chief Knecht describes, a tragedy of unspeakable proportions. We must honour the courage and hard work shown by all first responders, and always remember the significant risks they take despite the danger and uncertainty.
Edmonton has lost one of her best and bravest, and his sacrifice will be remembered by all. We are forever in debt to those who strive to keep us safe, to safeguard our way of life, and who face danger every day in order to protect our community.
As a province and as a community, we must come together to help his family and young children through this terrible tragedy.
Finally, I wish Sergeant Jason Harley a speedy recovery from the injuries he sustained from the incident.
Our thoughts are with Const. Woodall’s family, and with all those who serve with the Edmonton Police Service.