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The premier says the families of two Edmonton Police Service officers killed in the line of duty this week will receive $100,000 from Alberta’s provincial fund.
Premier Danielle Smith announced during her Chorus radio program Saturday that the bereaved families of Constables Brett Ryan and Travis Jordan will receive money from the Alberta Heroes Fund.
“Constant. Brett Ryan and the cast. Travis Jordan are both young men with young families, and so one of the things we have to support the families is our Heroes Fund,” said Smith. Your Province, Your Premier,
“That’s why the families will each receive $100,000 to help with the costs of dealing with this terrible tragedy,” he added.
As well as payment, the families will also be supported by donations from a GoFundMe page set up by the Edmonton Police Foundation. As of Saturday afternoon, fundraising has reached nearly $240,000.
The Heroes Fund was established in 2020 and provides one-time, tax-free gifts to bereaved families of police officers, paramedics, firefighters, sheriffs and provincial corrections officers killed in the line of active duty.
Each year, the province gives $1.5 million to the fund.
Smith said, “It’s very rare that we lose an officer. It was a really tough week for everybody.” “It was a really difficult week for everyone as we witnessed this tragedy.”
During the show, the Premier said that a regimental funeral would take place in the coming weeks. Hours later, she retracted that information in a statement posted on social media.
“This morning I shared information on the regimental funerals for Constables Brett Ryan and Travis Jordan,” read statement, “The details of the funeral have not been fully confirmed and finalized at this time.
“I would ask that wait for the public [Edmonton Police Service] Date and full details to be provided,” the premier added.
In a statement to CTV News Edmonton, police said funeral arrangements are still being finalized.
“It’s premature,” said EPS spokesman Scott Pattison. “We will tell the media and the public at once [funeral] Plans have been finalized for Constables Ryan and Jordan.”