Friday, September 30, 2022

Lethbridge Police members in Calgary to honour officer killed New Year’s Eve

LETHBRIDGE, AB – Five Lethbridge Police members were in Calgary Tuesday to take part in a provincial drive-past salute in honour of an officer killed in the line of duty.

37 year old Sgt. Andrew Harnett was killed during a traffic stop on New Year’s Eve.

Two teenagers have been charged with first degree murder.

The LPS says a number of local officers either knew or had met Harnett previously, making the impact of the tragic event hit even closer to home.

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Flags at the Lethbridge Police Service have been lowered and LPS Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh has spoken with the Chief of the CPS to express condolences and offer support.

While a traditional regimental funeral is not possible due to current provincial COVID restrictions, a smaller service will be live streamed.

Details of that service have not been released, but the LPS says it is making plans to send a contingent of vehicles and members to participate, with priority given to those who knew ‘Andy.’

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