A recording of Edmonton Police radio transmissions from Saturday’s pursuit of a stolen U-Haul van through our downtown has leaked on-line.
Abdulahi Sharif has since been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, among other charges, after an EPS member was stabbed and four pedestrians were struck by that fleeing U-Haul on Saturday night.
What has been amazing is the incredible outpouring of support for our emergency services personnel since the events on the weekend. For example, this tweet from Alison detailing just some of the kindness her boyfriend, a member of our local Police, has seen in the past couple of days.
…and justifiably so! Never before have I been more proud to live and work and play on the same streets that these Heroes call home. More evidence of their incredible composure can be heard in the recording you’ll find below.
The audio begins just after an Officer recognizes the suspect behind the wheel of the stolen U-Haul at a checkstop on Wayne Gretzky Drive. What I hear when I listen to this…incredible poise and calm under extreme pressure by the members of our Police. I’m so proud of them.
WARNING: Audio Contains Strong Language
Still crazy to believe that it happened here in Edmonton…but how lucky are we to have those Officers protecting us?
Police Chief Rod Knecht seems to agree, saying he’s “extremely proud of the members” featured in the audio recording.
Press play below to watch more coverage on the story from Global News.
My thoughts couldn’t be more accurately described than what you’re read in the tweet below from the City of Edmonton.