As Canada’s Edmonton community is mourning the loss of fallen police officer, Daniel Woodall, one 5-year-old resident also had some special words for him.
This weekend, the boy’s mother, Sarah Topilko, shared a letter her son wrote to Woodall on Twitter. Although it understandably had a few spelling errors, the heartfelt message is full of emotion.
“To police officer in heaven is there anything for you that we could do? love Connor,” it reads.
Topilko also told LittleThings that her son drew a picture of two people holding hands to accompany the note after the family saw blue ribbons around the city honoring the eight-year Edmonton police officer.
The father of two was shot and killed on June 8 during an attempt to serve an arrest warrant to a 42-year-old man for criminal harassment. Another cop, Sgt. Jason Harley, 38, was also shot, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
It was the first time since the death of Ezio Faraone in 1990 that an Edmonton officer was killed on duty.
“Your generous outpouring of love for myself and my boys fills my heart,” the officer’s wife Clairetweeted. “He is my hero, our boys’ hero & Edmonton’s newest hero.”