University of Alberta Shooting15 June 2012
Statements regarding University of Alberta incident
June 18, 2012 – UPDATE — University of Alberta Shooting
Statement from Jean Taillon, President and CEO G4S Canada
I cannot begin to describe the shock and grief that the G4S family is still feeling after the tragic events of Friday. We lost three valued team members and another remains in critical condition in hospital. Our thoughts and prayers remain with their families and friends and we will continue to do everything we can to help and support them through this difficult time. Our thoughts are also with the Baumgartner family.
As I am sure you are aware, there are many matters to be reviewed in the aftermath of Friday’s shooting. We continue to work closely with the Edmonton Police Service, and again I would like to thank the EPS, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the RCMP and all the other law enforcement agencies who assisted in the capture of Travis Baumgartner this weekend.
In addition to the police investigation, we have flown in our security experts as part of G4S’s internal investigation. This is standard practice for any major incident. We do this to review all aspects of the incident, determine if there are lessons to be learned, and if there are, we implement changes to help prevent a recurrence.
I would also like to remind everybody that a fund has been established in support of the victims’ families. Donations can be made at any TD Bank Branch to TD Account #8238-6645052. Donations should be marked “the families of the victims of the University of Alberta Edmonton Shooting.”
Finally, I would like to comment on the huge outpouring of support we have had from our employees, customers, the industry and the community in general. The condolences we have received across our business are truly appreciated.
June 16, 2012 — UPDATE — Statement regarding apprehension of Travis Baumgartner
We applaud the dedication of the Edmonton Police Service, and other law enforcement agencies in apprehending Travis Baumgartner this evening. Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of the victims and also with Baumgartner family.
We will continue to cooperate fully with the Edmonton Police Service, while conducting our own detailed investigation into the incident.
Once again, we would like to thank our customers, employees and the community in general for their continuing support during this difficult time.
June 16, 2012 — Fund for the families of the victims of the University of Alberta - Edmonton Shooting
On June 15, at approximately midnight, three G4S crew members, Michelle Shegelski, Brian Ilesic and Eddie Rejano, tragically lost their lives in a shooting incident at the University of Alberta in Canada. Another crew member, Matthew Schuman remains in critical condition in hospital.
This is a devastating tragedy. Again, we send our heartfelt condolences to the victims of the shooting in Edmonton, to their families and friends, and to our employees.
An account has been set up for the benefit of the families of the victims.
Arrangements for donations outside Canada will be confirmed over the next few days.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support from our customers, the industry and the community.
June 15, 2012 — Statement regarding University of Alberta
We can confirm that three G4S crew members have been killed and a fourth is in a critical condition in hospital following a shooting in the HUB Mall at the University of Alberta.
We are shocked and horrified by the incident and would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and to all of our employees in Edmonton.
We are doing everything we can to assist the Edmonton Police with their investigation and would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and the police will release further details as they become available.
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