EDMONTON — The family of an Alberta RCMP officer who survived a shooting that killed another Mountie says his recovery is progressing.
But auxiliary Const. Derek Bond’s family says in a statement that it — quote — “remains a very difficult time for us.”
Bond, who is 49, was wounded last Saturday in a shooting at an Edmonton-area casino that killed Const. David Wynn.
The two were investigating a stolen truck when they entered the casino and were shot by Shawn Rehn, who was later found dead of an apparent suicide.
Wynn was struck in the head and died on Wednesday.
A regimental funeral for the 42-year-old married father of three will be held on Monday.
Bond’s family has expressed its deepest sympathy to Wynn’s loved ones.
“We are also extremely grateful for the messages and gestures of support we have received from the community,” Bond’s family says in the statement released Friday.
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has said he will be at the service on Monday.
“Many of us are engaged in public service, but very few people put their lives on the line every day,” Prentice said Thursday. “The RCMP … do and our hearts go out to the family of officer Wynn.”