2 teens arrested after death of Calgary Sgt. Andrew Harnett | CBC News

Two teen suspects sought in connection with the loss of life of Calgary Sgt. Andrew Harnett were arrested after they surrendered to police on Friday. Harnett died on New Year’s Eve after police mentioned he modified into struck by the automobile of a driver in search of to hover a site visitors stop.

Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, modified into killed while on responsibility on New Year’s Eve, when a driver fled the scene of a site visitors stop in Calgary. (Calgary Police Carrier)

Two teens sought in connection with the loss of life of Calgary Sgt. Andrew Harnett were arrested after they surrendered to police on Friday.

Harnett died on New Year’s Eve after police mentioned he modified into struck by the automobile of a driver in search of to hover a site visitors stop.

On Friday evening, police mentioned Amir Abdulrahman, 19, and a 17-year-extinct male formative years grew to turn out to be themselves in to police at about 5: 30 p.m. MT and were arrested. Police speak the formative years modified into utilizing the automobile that struck and killed Harnett. 

CBC News previously named the 17-year-extinct after police took the recurring step of making an utility to the formative years division of the Calgary Provincial Court docket in advise to title the formative years wanted on this case.

CBC News has since eradicated his title and photo now that he’s in custody.

By Friday afternoon, a tactical unit descended on a Calgary dwelling on Martindale Crescent N.E. 

A astronomical police presence were in entrance of the dwelling, and multiple of us were eradicated from the dwelling with their arms above their heads.

It’s now no longer identified at the present whether the operation is connected to the investigation.

Field resident Sunil Verma mentioned it modified into upsetting to behold police activity unfold in his neighbourhood.

A tactical group modified into in entrance of a condo in Calgary’s Martindale neighbourhood on Friday afternoon. (Carolyn Dunn/CBC)

“It is the major time one thing love this has came about on this set aside,” Verma mentioned. “Here’s a still set aside. We’re all apprehensive from final night’s incident, and seeing the SWAT group and police vehicles in the set aside is upsetting.”

The Calgary Police Carrier mentioned the site visitors stop incident came about around 10: 50 p.m. MT on Thursday in the set aside of Falconridge Boulevard and Falconridge Force N.E.

Amir Abdulrahman and a 17-year-extinct formative years grew to turn out to be themselves in to Calgary police on Friday evening. (Calgary Police Carrier)

“At some stage in the site visitors stop, the automobile fled, inserting the officer in the formulation,” police mentioned in a commentary. 

Nearby officers rushed to the officer’s assist as quick as imaginable and were joined by paramedics.

“No topic determined makes an are attempting by his colleagues, and individuals of EMS, he died as a outcomes of his accidents” in health center around nighttime, the commentary mentioned.  

WATCH | 2 children charged with crash in loss of life of Calgary police officer:

Two teens are in custody on first-diploma crash costs in the New Year’s Eve loss of life of Calgary police Sgt. Andrew Harnett who modified into dragged by a automobile at some level of a routine site visitors stop. 2: 28

‘He cherished policing,’ brother says

Harnett modified into the youngest of three boys in his family. Jason Harnett, the eldest, mentioned his brother consistently wanted to be a police officer.

“He modified into deeply cherished, and he cherished policing,” Jason mentioned. “He didn’t want to be out on Christmas Day. He didn’t want to be out on New Year’s Eve. He staunch cherished doing it.”

Jason Harnett, left, mentioned his brother Andrew consistently wanted to be a police officer. (Submitted by Jason Harnett)

Jason mentioned his brother had a wide relationship alongside with your entire police power, including Calgary police Chief Tag Neufeld.

Based on Jason, Harnett went on a drag-alongside with the brand new chief rapidly after he took the set aside.

“He knew every little thing he wanted to clutch, and that chief quick identified that, and he wanted Andrew to tour and mark him the essence of what the beat law enforcement officials catch on a day-to-day basis,” Jason mentioned. “So he modified into smartly-revered and cherished there.”

Jason mentioned your entire family is devastated, including that he hoped the paunchy assets of the police carrier may perchance well well be extinct to carry the perpetrators to justice.

“You catch now no longer desire them wandering around, and Andrew wouldn’t desire that both,” he mentioned.

Police chief says neighborhood is mourning

Neufeld, speaking earlier than the children surrendered, mentioned the automobile modified into stopped since the licence plates didn’t match the automobile and that they were identified to police, nonetheless he declined to elaborate.

“Our carrier, and our neighborhood, is mourning on this foremost day of 2021,” he mentioned.

“More importantly, a family has misplaced a son, a sibling has misplaced a brother, a companion has misplaced a accomplice, and loads of, many individuals of our carrier maintain misplaced a in actuality compatible friend.”

WATCH | Calgary police title officer killed as Sgt. Andrew Harnett:

Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, modified into killed on responsibility when a driver fled the scene of a site visitors stop on New Year’s Eve. 3: 33

Neufeld mentioned Harnett modified into hit by the automobile and dragged and that one other automobile modified into also struck and that driver remained at the scene and modified into helping with the investigation. 

He mentioned that automobile “may perchance well want near into contact with Sgt. Harnett.”

12th Calgary police officer killed in ancient past

At Friday’s recordsdata conference, Neufeld mentioned Harnett modified into diligent at amassing recordsdata and that be conscious, besides a physique camera extinct by Harnett, has helped officers title the suspects in his loss of life.

Harnett, 37, joined the carrier 12 years in the past after serving as a militia police officer and modified into promoted to sergeant in 2019. 

He’s the 12th officer to be killed in the ancient past of the Calgary Police Carrier, relationship encourage to 1878. The final officer who misplaced his life while on responsibility modified into Const. Darren Beatty, who died in 2001 at some level of a training exercise. 

“The profound peril this has brought to all individuals of the Calgary Police Carrier and their families is unmeasurable,” police mentioned in a commentary. 

Charlotte Seehawer, who brought plant life to the scene on Friday, mentioned she wanted to pay tribute to the fallen officer.

“I’m puzzled. My coronary heart is broken,” she mentioned.

Charlotte Seehawer, who brought plant life to the scene on Friday, mentioned she modified into heartbroken after studying about Harnett’s loss of life. (Carolyn Dunn/CBC)

Premier Jason Kenney started a Friday recordsdata conference, announcing his tips are with mates, family and colleagues of Harnett. 

“His loss of life reminds us of the very genuine dangers taken by law enforcement officials daily to guard public security,” he mentioned.

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