Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the passing of Constable David Wynn

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement after learning of the death of RCMP Constable David Wynn:

“On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of RCMP Constable David Wynn who died in the line of duty after being shot in St. Albert, Alberta. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Auxiliary Constable Derek Bond who was seriously injured in the attack. We wish him a full and speedy recovery.

“I would like to congratulate the courageous first responders who worked so diligently and at great personal risk to help the RCMP officers and commend all authorities involved in locating the armed and dangerous individual responsible for the attack.

“This was a brazen and cowardly assault on our brave law enforcement officers. It is a grim reminder of how law officers in communities across the country put their lives on the line every day to protect Canadians from harm. We mourn with all RCMP members today.”