It’s easy to forget the risks police officers take each and every time they put on their uniforms, but when tragedy hits home, we are all swiftly reminded of what is on the line. Sadly, that type of tragedy recently took place Edmonton, when eight-year Edmonton Police Service member Constable Daniel Woodall was fatally shot while serving an arrest on June 8.
As an officer in the Hate Crimes Unit, the 35-year-old Woodall will be missed by the Edmonton Police Service, the community, but most of all, his family. While we collectively mourn the loss of a local hero, Edmonton Police Sergeant Cory Kerry started a GoFundMe.com campaign in an effort to help Mrs. Woodall and her family through these difficult times.
With nearly $95,000 raised, it’s truly moving to see the community come together in support of the Woodall family. While the GoFundMe campaign has ended, you can donate to the D. Woodall Family Fund at any Royal Bank of Canada branch to ensure every dollar goes to the Woodall family.
If you would like to show your support in other ways, there is also a T-Shirt campaign running through July 10 with the same goal in mind — to raise money for Woodall’s family. The T-shirts proudly showcase #EPSSTRONG across the chest, also show support for the Edmonton Police Service. All proceeds form the T-Shirt Sale will go to the family of our fallen hero.
If you aren’t able to make a financial contribution or you want pay your respects to Woodall in another way, there is a condolence book for the family at the locations listed below. You an also send you condolences and thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Downtown Division Station: 9620 – 103A Avenue
- Northeast Division Station: 14203 – 50 Street
- Southeast Division Station: 104 Youville Drive East
- Southwest Division Station: 1351 Windermere Way
- West Division Station: 16505 – 100 Avenue
- Police Information Check (Nexus Business Centre): 108-14315 118 Avenue
While we have no direct connection to Constable Woodall or his family, we wanted to use our platform to spread the word about the fundraising efforts and opportunities to honor Edmonton’s fallen police officer. We love the Edmonton community and are so proud of our city, and although one terrible act has hurt so many people, we have a chance to come together and support the Woodall family.
We send our most sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Woodall family and the Edmonton Police Service.