THUNDER BAY- Sgt. Ryan Russell was an 11 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service. His funeral was held on January18th in the City of Toronto.
Thunder Bay Police Chief Robert Herman, as President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police said, “Police leaders know that when we send out our officers to fulfill their duties, we do so knowing full well that they put their lives on the line. Sergeant Russell’s devotion to duty is evidenced by the tragic circumstances that led to his putting the safety and well-being of others before his own. His death in the line of duty touches all police officers and represents the greatest sacrifice that an officer can make for his or her fellow citizens. He must be remembered as a genuine Canadian hero”.
The Thunder Bay Police Service, commenting on the anniversary of the death of Constable in Thunder Bay on January 15th state, “The recent tragic death of Toronto Police Sergeant Ryan Russell is a reminder to us all of the risks that the men and women of all police services face on a daily basis in service to their communities”.
A special trust fund has been set up to assist Sgt. Ryan Russell’s widow and young son, left behind after the tragic death of the police officer.
If you wish to donate, you can do so at any branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). The banking details are Account Number – 00 18139, and the Transit Number is 04392, the Bank Number is 010.