Eddie and two other security personnel were shot and killed during an early morning robbery of an armoured vehicle at a Mall at the campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Another security guard was severely wounded.
Eddie was an employee of G4S Security. He had only worked for this company for a short time.
The shooting took place after midnight inside the HUB Mall, which contains retail stores and restaurants on the first floor and several storeys of student residences. The north end of the mall, where the shooting took place, has at least four automated teller machines in a small area. It is believed that the security officers were loading automated banking machines with cash when they were attacked by another security guard, a co-worker, who attempted to rob them of the money. The suspect in the murders is Travis Brandon Baumgartner, age 21, who has been arrested.
|Jesus, pray for Eddie|
and for his sons who have
lost their father.
Family members said that Eddie had been happy to start his job as an armed security officer because he aspired to a career in law enforcement. Eddie had moved to Alberta from Ontario in 2007 and ultimately wanted to join the Edmonton Police Service.
Eddie is remembered by friends for his sense of humour and devotion to his family.
Eddie is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife, Cleo Badon and his sons Xavier, age 7 and Xylar, age 4. Xavier had built his Dad a birdhouse for Father's Day.
Pray for all who are killed while performing their jobs.
God save us from the thieves who steal away our lives. Amen.
Let us pray that Eddie Rejano is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.