Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Widow of Slain Edmonton Policeman Going Home to Manchester to Be with Family

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Widow of Slain Edmonton Policeman Going Home to Manchester to Be with Family

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Widow of Edmonton officer heading home to U.K.

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EDMONTON - The widow of an Edmonton police officer killed on the job last year says she's moving back to England with her children for awhile.

Claire Woodall says it's been hard raising her two young boys on her own and she wants to be closer to family.

She says she's received much love from people in Edmonton but it's time to return to Manchester.

Const. Daniel Woodall joined the Edmonton force in 2007 after starting his policing career in Manchester.

The 35-year-old was shot in June 2015 while trying to serve an arrest warrant at the home of a man under investigation for anti-Semitic bullying.

Bullets that ripped through the front door also hit a second officer, but he survived.

Soon after, the house went up in flames and police found Norman Raddatz, a 42-year-old refrigerator repairman, dead inside from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. …

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