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Family of slain CPS officer thanks city for support

Last Updated Jan 4, 2021 at 6:27 pm MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – After a New Year’s Eve tragedy resulted in the death of Calgary police officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett, his family released a statement thanking the city for its support.

In the release, they said the support shown by Calgarians has helped carry them through the difficult time.

“It is also a reflection of how many people Andrew touched and (the) legacy of the loyalty and kindness he will leave behind,” read the statement.

They say Harnett was a loyal friend with a passion for the outdoors, sports, and helping others.

“He was a big WWE wrestling fan and could be spotted with friends acting out a wrestling promo or laying a ‘stone cold stunner’ on an unsuspecting buddy after a few beers.”

Harnett was a part of the military police in Edmonton before joining his 15 years with the CPS.

“He was proud to be a ‘street officer’ and work in District 5, where he spent his whole career. Yet another demonstration of his loyalty. He loved working in one of the busiest areas of the city.”

Harnett and his wife, Chelsea, were expecting their first child in the summer of 2021.

“Andrew couldn’t have been more excited to be a loving and dedicated father and now a piece of his legacy will live on as part of the CPS family.”

His family asks for privacy during the difficult time.

If you want to help provide some financial support for Harnett’s family, you can do so by electronic transfer to SgtHarnettFamily@gmail.com or at local Legion branches.