Funeral for slain Calgary police officer to take place Saturday
Sgt. Andrew Harnett died in hospital after he was dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop on Dec. 31, 2020. (Supplied)
CALGARY -- The regimental funeral for Sgt. Andrew Harnett, who was run over and killed on New Year's Eve, will be held Saturday, Jan. 9.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be restricted to a small gathering of family, close friends and police colleagues.
Harnett was killed New Year's Eve when he was run over at a check point.
COVID-19 restrictions mean the ceremony will be restricted to a small gathering of family, close friends and police colleagues.
Due to the exceptional circumstances, the police requested and were granted an exemption by Alberta Health Services to hold a service, allowing up to 50 people to attend the ceremony.
The regimental funeral ceremony features a bearer party, honorary pallbearers and a colour guard who ensure that any officer killed in the line of duty is honoured with the utmost respect and dignity.
At the request of the family, the ceremony will not be shared publicly. However, following the formal ceremony, a procession will be held which will be livestreamed.