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Calgary Police officer killed during line-of-duty traffic stop New Year’s Eve

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UPDATE 2: Two individuals wanted on warrants for first degree murder in relation to the death of Calgary Police Service officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett have turned themselves in. We would like to thank the media and the public for their help in this investigation.

UPDATE 1: Calgary Police have issued first degree murder warrants for two teens: 17 year old Al-Azan Shah Muhammad and 19 year old Amir Abdulrahman. Calgary Police say there is a massive effort underway to locate those responsible for the death of 37 year old Sgt. Andrew Harnett.

Background:

CALGARY, AB – A 37 year old veteran of the Calgary Police Service (CPS) has died after he was struck and killed by a vehicle during a traffic stop late on New Year’s Eve.

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The CPS says Sgt. Andrew Harnett joined the Calgary Police Service 12 years ago, after serving as a military police officer.

At around 10:50 pm Thursday (Dec. 31), Harnett pulled over a vehicle in northeast Calgary and during the traffic stop, the vehicle fled, striking the officer in the process.

Other officers were nearby and and responded quickly to help along with EMS. Paramedics and fellow officers fought to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at hospital near midnight.

The search for the driver continues.

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Calgary Police say there is a massive effort underway to locate the person responsible with “dozens of sworn and civilian members working around the clock tracking down each and every lead and these efforts will not stop.”

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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