Thu, 16 Mar, 2023
Starting today, schools are lowering their flags to half-mast to remember two Edmonton police constables who died early this morning in the line of duty.
We know this tragedy impacts our community as a whole, as well as students and families in our Division. Schools are offering additional supports to students who may need them in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Edmonton Public School Board Chair Trisha Estabrooks and Superintendent Darrel Robertson expressed their condolences to everyone affected by the loss of the two young officers:
This morning, we were incredibly saddened to learn of the loss of two Edmonton police officers, who died in the line of duty. We know this impacts our community as a whole, as well as students and families in our Division. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we share our heartfelt condolences to those who are mourning this devastating loss.
—Board Chair Trisha Estabrooks
On behalf of Edmonton Public Schools, I want to express our condolences to the families of the officers, friends and members of the Edmonton Police Service, as they mourn the loss of two loved ones. Committed to protecting and serving Edmontonians, these two dedicated public servants worked to make the city a safer and more welcoming community for all of us, and their contributions will not be forgotten. In honour of their service and dedication to the City of Edmonton, Division schools will be lowering their flags to half-mast.
—Superintendent Darrel Robertson