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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

St. Albert RCMP officer dies in Edmonton hospital

Constable David Matthew Wynn
RCMP Alberta Media Relations

Constable David Matthew Wynn died a short time ago in an Edmonton hospital, at the age of 42 years. Cst. Wynn never regained consciousness after being shot by a suspect in St. Albert on Saturday morning. His death comes as a great loss to the RCMP, and especially to his colleagues at St. Albert Detachment, where he worked since his graduation from Depot in 2009.

Today, the RCMP lost a dedicated member in the line of duty, his wife lost a husband, and his sons lost a father, said Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan, Commanding Officer of the RCMP in Alberta. Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel today.

Cst. Wynn is survived by his wife Shelly and three sons Matthew, Nathan and Alexander. The family lives in St. Albert. We ask that reporters respect their privacy during this difficult time.

The RCMP sincerely thanks the community of St. Albert and citizens from throughout Alberta and across Canada for supporting our employees during this sad time.

Funeral arrangements are to be determined.

There will be a Regimental Funeral in the Edmonton area.

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