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Funeral and procession held for Calgary police officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett

A regimental funeral and procession — that included a flypast by two CF-18s — took place in Calgary Saturday afternoon for a police officer killed in the line of duty.

The funeral for Sgt. Andrew Harnett was by invite-only due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The Calgary Police Service was granted an exemption from Alberta Health to allow 50 people to take part in the ceremony.

The procession was held afterwards and it was led by Calgary police officers on motorcycles. The only sound was that of a lone drummer as the Honour Guard marched down the road leading to police headquarters.


The Calgary Police Service holds a procession for Sgt. Andrew Harnett, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.


Carolyn Kury de Castillo, Global News

A large Canadian flag hangs overhead during a procession for Calgary police officer Andrew Harnett, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

A large Canadian flag hangs overhead during a procession for Calgary police officer Andrew Harnett, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.


Carolyn Kury de Castillo, Global News

A procession is held in Calgary for Sgt. Andrew Harnett, who was killed in the line of duty on New Year's Eve, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

A procession is held in Calgary for Sgt. Andrew Harnett, who was killed in the line of duty on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.


Carolyn Kury de Castillo, Global News

Dozens of Calgary police officers took part in the process for Sgt. Andrew Harnett, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2021.

Dozens of Calgary police officers took part in the process for Sgt. Andrew Harnett, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2021.


Carolyn Kury de Castillo, Global News

A pair of Cf-18s fly overhead during the procession for Calgary police officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

A pair of Cf-18s fly overhead during the procession for Calgary police officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.


Carolyn Kury de Castillo, Global News

The Calgary Police Service holds a procession for Sgt. Andrew Harnett, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

The Calgary Police Service holds a procession for Sgt. Andrew Harnett, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.


Carolyn Kury de Castillo, Global News

READ MORE: Calgarians line route to watch procession for fallen officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett

Harnett was killed after being struck and dragged by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on New Year’s Eve. Despite the heroic attempts by his colleagues and members of EMS to save his life, he died as a result of his injuries.

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Amir Abdulrahman, 19, and a 17-year-old who cannot be identified have been charged with first-degree murder in connection to Harnett’s death.

READ MORE: ‘Andrew would have given everything for the police, and he did’: family of fallen officer

The 37-year-old officer joined CPS 12 years ago after serving as a military police officer.

He was born and raised in Hagersville, Ontario. Harnett’s family said he was determined to be a police officer from a young age.

His partner of seven years, Chelsea, is expecting their first child in the summer of 2021.

— More to come


Click to play video 'Hundreds of Calgarians line street for Sgt. Harnett procession'



Hundreds of Calgarians line street for Sgt. Harnett procession


Hundreds of Calgarians line street for Sgt. Harnett procession


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