As I’m sure many of you know Constable Daniel Woodall was shot and killed while executing a search warrant here in Edmonton last night. Today the city tries to pick up the pieces, and I want to take a few minutes where we forget about hockey and focus on something much more important.
On June 8th, 2015, Constable Daniel Woodall woke up ready to do his job – a difficult job. He went to work, as he did every day, to protect us, our laws, and make sure that we all have a safe place to live and raise our families. While the rest of us go about our lives, brave men and women like Constable Woodall put themselves in harms way to make sure we have a safe place to call home. Constable Woodall didn’t get to make it home last night. He should have made it home last night, and the fact that he did not is a waste of a beautiful life.
He is survived by his wife Claire and two young children.
I’m not here to tell his story. Others can do that much better than I ever could. I don’t have the words or the ability to accurately portray how brave a human being we’re talking about here. Instead, I’m here to use the platform that I have to try and make a difference to those left behind in this senseless tragedy. Unfortunately, as the headlines fade the hole in the Woodall’s hearts and home will not. With that in mind, we felt an overwhelming urge to do something – anything – to help a family in need, and we can really use your help.
THE #EPSstrong CHARITY T-SHIRT
Our friends at Print Machine have designed this commemorative #EPSstrong t-shirt which is on sale now – just click this link. All money raised from the sale of these shirts will be donated directly to the family of Constable Woodall to try and remove a burden from their minds if only temporarily. In no way, shape, or form will this money bring back a father, a husband, and a hero but it’s a small gesture that we’re able to put into motion now.
If you can’t purchase a shirt, or are unable to, we ask that you still share the link to this story. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for Constable Woodall’s family and every click and share helps us towards that goal. This tragedy should never have happened but it did and there’s no taking it back. All we can do is band together as people in an effort to help those in need, and there is a family that desperately could use some help right now.
Thank you for taking the time to read and share this article. Take care of each other out there.