Alberta RCMP traffic officer killed in crash south of Millet

An RCMP officer has been killed in a traffic accident while on duty south of Edmonton.

A truck hauls a police car from the scene of a fatal crash involving the RCMP vehicle and a grain truck on Highway 2A south of Millet

MILLET — An RCMP officer has been killed in a traffic accident while on duty south of Edmonton.

RCMP say the officer was on traffic duty Tuesday morning near Millet when a police car collided with a truck.

Police are investigating the collision to determine what happened.

No information about the dead officer has been released.

“This sudden and tragic death is a sobering reminder of the dangers police and peace officers face every day when they put on their uniforms, say goodbye to their families and walk out the door,” Alberta Solicitor General Fred Lindsay said in a release.

“Everyday, RCMP members and police officers across this province put themselves at risk in the line of duty to protect and serve Albertans.”

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