Constable Woodall was a proud member of the Edmonton Police Service when he was shot and killed in the line of duty on June 8, 2015. He will be remembered for his courage, compassion and service to the community.
Following Dan’s death, there was an outpouring of sympathy, support and appreciation from citizens, as well as calls for a permanent memorial to the fallen police officer.
After reviewing the many suggestions, the City of Edmonton Naming Committee felt the most appropriate legacy would be to name a park after Dan near his former home, since he greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends and playing soccer.
The City of Edmonton named the park after receiving support from the Woodall family, Terwillegar residents, the Edmonton Police Association, and the Edmonton Police Service.
The newly named neighbourhood park is still in development, but will include walking paths, soccer pitch, baseball diamond, toboggan hill and a children’s playground.
In the heart of the park, an Autumn Blaze Maple Tree has been planted in memory of Dan. The tree’s compost was created from all of the sympathy flowers given to police after Dan’s death. Dan is also remembered by a monument and several commemorative benches that have been donated and placed throughout the park.
Constable Dan Woodall will be missed, but his memory will live on in the park that bears his name.