Killed officer’s family to receive $100,000 from heroes fund, Alberta premier says

Alberta Prime Minister Daniel Smith said of two families in the Edmonton Police Department: board member Each person fatally shot this week will receive $100,000 from the state’s Heroes Fund.

Smith made the announcement Saturday on her weekly statewide radio show while dealing with Const’s death.Brett Ryan and Const. Travis Jordan.

of board member On Thursday, he was gunned down by a teenager who later committed suicide while dealing with a non-violent domestic dispute in his apartment.

“One of the things we have to support families with is the Heroes Fund. , each family can get $100,000,” Smith said Saturday.

The fund was set up as part of the Security and Redundancy Reduction Act of 2020 to recognize the toll of first responders who died as a result of their mission, according to the government website. It aims.

Smith also encouraged people to donate to GoFundMe for their families. board memberwas established by the Edmonton Police Foundation in partnership with the Edmonton Police Association.

“If you would like to provide some assistance to a grieving widow or her children, please visit GoFundMe online and enter ‘Edmonton Police Foundation’. I think it was already at $218,000 before I aired,” she said.

“It’s rare to lose an officer. It’s been a really tough week for everyone as we’ve seen this tragedy unfold and got a few more details.”

Ryan, 30, is a former paramedic who lived just west of Edmonton in Spruce Grove, Alta. According to his friends, Ryan is married and his wife is expecting his first child.

Raised in Nova Scotia, 35-year-old Jordan was remembered as a kind officer who went above and beyond his job.

Smith also said the regiment’s funeral will be held during the broadcast board member But later in the afternoon, she tweeted that funeral details “have not been fully confirmed and finalized at this time,” and advised Edmonton police to provide dates and details as they become available. He asked the public to wait.

Hero Fund is open to police families, according to state website board memberfirefighters, paramedics, sheriffs, district corrections board memberEligibility is determined by the Workers Compensation Board, which says it uses the death insurance claims process to identify eligible family members and manage funds accordingly.

It notes that between 2010 and 2019, 106 first responders died in Alberta. It also states that the Federal Memorial Grants Program for First Responders provides lump-sum payments of up to $300,000 to the families of first responders who die in the line of duty.

Edmonton Police Deputy Chief Devin Laforce said Friday police were called about a non-violent domestic dispute in which a mother was having trouble with her son. .

The shooter, a 16-year-old boy, killed his 55-year-old mother after battling with her for a while over a gun.

LaForce said there was nothing to suggest the call was dangerous or required a highly threatening response, although police previously classified it as a mental health complaint. He said he had been visiting the apartment for