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RCAF warplanes fly over memorial to murdered Calgary law enforcement officials

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Two Royal Canadian Air Force jets will fly over a memorial service for the murdered Calgary Police Officer Andrew Harnett.

In a joint release, the National Defense and Canadian Forces announced that two CF-18 Hornets from 410 Squadron would perform a January 9 flyby of the monument.

“Through this fly-past, the Royal Canadian Air Force will honor Sgt. Harnett, and honor his service and sacrifice in protecting Canadians and the citizens of Calgary, both as a member of the Calgary Police Service and a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police.” According to the press release.

In addition to the memorial service, the jets fly over the Calgary Police Service headquarters at 5111 47th Street NE. The flight paste takes place at around 3 p.m. MST.

Sgt. Andrew Harnett, a 12-year veteran of the Calgary Police Service, was beaten and killed by a driver who tried to evade traffic on New Year’s Eve. Two teenagers allegedly in the vehicle later turned themselves in to the police.

Harnett is survived by two brothers, his mother and partner, who is pregnant with their first child.

The RCAF said that any flight pastes they run are carefully planned and closely controlled for public safety.

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