No official date for regimental funerals for fallen EPS officers

No official date has been set for the regimental funerals for the fallen Edmonton police officers who died in the line of duty Thursday, despite the premier’s musings.

Premier Danielle Smith announced Saturday morning on 630 CHED’s Your Province, Your Premier that the regimental funerals for Const. Travis Jordan and Const. Brett Ryan would be held March 26. However, the Edmonton Police Service said the announcement of the date is “premature.”

The premier later took back her commented in a tweet, saying the public should wait for the official EPS announcement.

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The families of Const. Jordan and Const. Ryan will receive $100,000 each from the Heroes Fund, “to help them deal with the offset of this horrible tragedy,” said Smith.

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The two young officers were shot while responding to a domestic dispute call Thursday.

The Edmonton Police Foundation has also started a GoFundMe memorial fundraiser for the families, which, as of Saturday afternoon, almost reached it’s $250,000 goal.

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