Constable David Matthew Wynn Royal Canadian Mounted Police Federal End of Watch: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Biographical Info Age: 42 Tour of Duty: 6 years Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details Cause of Death: Gunfire Date of Incident: Friday, January 16, 2015 Incident Location: Alberta Weapon Used: Handgun Suspect Info: Not available
Constable David Wynn succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained five days earlier while investigating a stolen vehicle in St. Albert, Alberta.
He and an unarmed auxiliary constable had responded to the Apex Casino on Bourdreau Drive at approximately 3:00 am. The two officers had just reviewed video of the theft and were leaving the casino when they encountered the suspect.
As they placed the man under arrest the subject suddenly spun away from them. He drew a concealed handgun and opened fire, striking Constable Wynn in the head and the auxiliary constable in the torso. The man fled the scene and committed suicide in a nearby vacant house.
Constable Wynn was transported to a local hospital in grave condition. He succumbed to the wound five days later.
Constable Wynn had served with the RCMP for six years. He is survived by his wife and three children.