‘I am extremely saddened to have to announce the death of one of our officers and the serious injury to another officer this evening.
‘On behalf of the entire EPS family, our condolences go out to their families, during this tragic time.’
Constable Woodall, 35, was recruited from Greater Manchester Police Force a decade ago to serve with Edmonton Police Service’s Hate Crimes Unit.
The father-of-two had been attempting to arrest a suspect for criminal harassment connected to a hate crime when he was shot multiple times.
Officers were said to have been in tears after the news was announced.
Constable Woodall is the first Edmonton officer to be killed on the job in 25 years.