Thousands gather to remember RCMP Constable
By Comfort Obeng
Constable David Wynn’s funeral was held in St. Albert, Edmonton at a hockey arena on Monday.
Over 5,000 people attended including Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
On behalf of all Canadians, I’m Honoured to join @RCMP_Alberta & Constable Wynn’s family, friends & colleagues at his funeral on Monday.
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) January 23, 2015
RCMP, military and police from around the Canada gathered to remember the fallen Mountie.
Police officers gather prior to a procession to honour RCMP Constable David Wynn in St Albert today pic.twitter.com/tHlDJgXd85
— Erin Collins (@albertareporter) January 26, 2015
Constable Wynn was shot in the head on Jan. 17 while investigating a suspected car thief.
He died in the hospital on Jan. 21.
Before the funeral, people took to the streets to pay tribute to the fallen mountie.
The hashtag #wearred was trending on Twitter as people across Canada shared photos and paid tribute to Const. Wynn online.
— Source Furniture (@Source_Office) January 26, 2015
A sea of red uniforms marched into the Edmonton hockey arena.
Colleagues, friends and family spoke about Const. Wynn’s life and tragic death, but when speaking about the fatal incident that took the life of the 42-year-old father of three, Const. Wynn’s sister said, “David would have wanted us to forgive.”
Const. Wynn was described as being very caring, funny, and had a passion for fishing.