McFee stated the girl who referred to as police was taken to hospital the place she was in critical however secure situation.
McFee recognized the deceased officers as Travis Jordan, 35, a eight and a half 12 months veteran of the Edmonton police and Brett Ryan, 30, a 5 and a half 12 months veteran of the power.
“I can’t inform you how devastated we’re with their loss,” McFee stated.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his condolences and assist to the officers’ family members and colleagues.
“Day by day, cops put themselves in hurt’s method to maintain folks protected. The information that two Edmonton police officers have been killed within the line of obligation reminds us of that actuality,” Trudeau wrote.
In response to the deaths, the Edmonton Police Fee canceled a public assembly that had been deliberate for Thursday.
Police departments in Calgary, Vancouver the Higher Toronto Space and Halifax expressed condolences on Twitter.