Constable Daniel Woodall
A hero can most simply be defined as a person that runs toward the danger that everybody else is running away from. Constable Daniel Woodall demonstrated his calling to protect his community each and every day during the eight years he served with the Edmonton Police Service. Unfortunately, a real risk of this everyday heroism is that one of these brave men and women might not make it home. Constable Woodall was killed in the line of duty protecting those who couldn’t protect themselves on June 8. A pair of online fundraisers has been started to aid Constable Woodall’s wife, Claire and the couple’s two young children.
Edmonton Police Sergeant Cory Kerr started a GoFundMe.com campaign that has raised more than $80,000 in six days to help Mrs. Woodall and her family with anything they may need during this impossible time. Donations will continued to be accepted on the website until midnight on Thursday, June 18. Funds raised by this online effort are subject to small fees from the websites administrators. Anyone that would like to ensure 100 percent of their donation goes to the D. Woodall Family Fund can make a donation at any branch of Royal Bank of Canada.
Additionally, there is a T-shirt sale underway until July 10 with the same goal of raising money to help Constable Woodall’s survivors. The shirts are printed with the hashtag #EPSSTRONG and black and blue ribbon, honoring the sacrifice Constable Woodall made along with the rest of the officer’s that have not come home to their families.
The community at large can sign a condolence book for Constable Woodall’s family at any of the following locations:
Downtown Division Station: 9620 – 103A Avenue
Northeast Division Station: 14203 – 50 Street
Southeast Division Station: 104 Youville Drive East
Southwest Division Station: 1351 Windermere Way
West Division Station: 16505 – 100 Avenue
Police Information Check (Nexus Business Centre): 108-14315 118 Avenue
Messages of support and condolence can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Wheaton has no direct connection to Constable Woodall or his family. We simply wanted to use our online resources to spread the word of these fundraising efforts to as many people as possible. Everyone at Don Wheaton would like to send our deepest condolences and prayers to Mrs. Woodall, her children and the rest of the family, friends and fellow Edmonton Police Service officers of Constable Daniel Woodall.