Funeral Service For Sgt. Ryan Russell

Sgt. Ryan RussellTranquility Cremation & Burial Services Inc would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Toronto Police Officer, Sgt. Ryan Russell, who was tragically killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

This has been the first death of a Toronto Police Officer on the job in over 9 years.

Sgt. Ryan Russell was killed after being struck by a snow plow, which was stolen and taken on a mid-city rampage early Wednesday morning. After a snow-blind pursuit, officers made an attempt to execute a takedown and corner the stolen truck.  Sgt. Ryan Russell was rammed by the plow after leaving his vehicle to get a clear shot of the driver.

Remembering Sgt. Ryan Russell

Russell, who was only 35 years old, was an 11 year veteran of the Toronto Police Force and according to those who knew him, he was an absolute joy to be around. He leave’s behind his wife Christine and their 2 year old son, Nolan.

Being the son of a former officer, Sgt. Ryan Russell was very passionate and loved his job and this was reflected in his dedication and commitment to serve and protect the residents of Toronto.

We are very grateful for those who have chosen to put themselves in harms way, in hopes of a peaceful future. At the end of each day, police officers do what they do to serve their communities.

Funeral Service for Sgt. Ryan Russell

The funeral will be held for Sgt. Ryan Russell today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 255 Front St. W and will air live at noon on CityTV. Click here for map and directions.

Over 14,000 police officers, firefighters, emergency workers, and members of the public are expected to attend Sgt. Russell’s funeral service – many of them who have traveled from across North America to show their support.

Please keep the family of Sgt. Ryan Russell in your hearts today.