There are so many RCMP shootings in Canada lately. Is Canada really becoming that way? Maybe there always was and I am just more aware now. It just seems like more because we have friends that are RCMP and friends that have sons that are RCMP so when we hear it in the news we ALWAYS think of them.
This time it’s closer to home. Many people from Bridgewater knew this man. He was well known in our town of Bridgewater. Constable David Matthew Wynn was born October 18, 1972, in Newcastle, New Brunswick. After graduating from Miramichi Valley High School in 1990, he went on to study civil engineering at Acadia University. But later decided it was not for him and wanted to pursue a different career. He began to work at Sobeys in the bakery where he baked bread overnight.
On Nov 1, 1993, after having worked a night shift at the bakery, David was on his way to the South Shore, Nova Scotia to go diving for scallops, when he was involved in a serious single motor vehicle collision. He overcame serious injuries from the accident, and was inspired by the incident to pursue a new career as a paramedic. He was successful in his training and became a paramedic in the spring of 1994, in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. While in Bridgewater David was very involved in the community and he became friends with many of the RCMP members during his time as a paramedic. This planted the seed with Dave and he began to pursue his dream, went to Depot, and became a RCMP member.
Constable Wynn, 42, died in hospital Wednesday morning, four days after he was shot in the head while responding to a call at a casino in St. Albert, Alta., on Jan 17th just outside of Edmonton. The father of three never regained consciousness.
Thousands of people are expected to pack into a small church in Alberta this afternoon to say goodbye to Const. David Wynn. It is just so sad. My heart grieves for his wife, children and extended family. My heart is heavy for my friends who are wives of RCMP, whose husbands are in the line of danger every day.
So today, I will wear red for you… to show my love and support! But also to show my thankfulness to our Canadian RCMP.