Today was a very emotional day for the city of Edmonton, as the funeral was held for Const. Daniel Woodall, a British-born police officer who was killed in the line of duty last Monday evening. An estimated 5,000 police officers from across the country, as well as from the UK and the US joined in a lengthy procession, to pay tribute to the fallen officer. The funeral procession went right past our school this morning, and it was amazing to many of the students to see how much value was placed on the life of one police officer, who died while doing his job. Officers continued marching past us for about 20 minutes, wearing a wide variety of uniforms. Police bands, with bagpipes and drums, filled the air with powerful music. There were several large screens set up around the city, so that people could watch the service, which took place in the Shaw Conference Centre.
Our exercise group also took time to specifically honour Woodall’s memory this morning, with almost everyone wearing blue clothing, in honour of the Edmonton Police Force.
http://globalnews.ca/video/embed/2059727/“>video of funeral procession (aerial view)