Is anyone else watching the coverage? The start of the service at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre's been delayed by a half an hour due to the sheer numbers of the North American Police Fraternity and Sorority that have come to take part and to support the Family.
For those who don't know...Last week, a homeless man stole a snowplow and then went weaving and hitting various vehicles, as well as going through a Ferrari dealership, and obviously was a danger to the Public. Sgt. Ryan Russell was on his way to work when he heard the call, radioed in that he was going to try and head this guy off and...He was literally mowed down.
Sgt. Russell has left behind his wife Christine and a 2 year old son Nolan.
Just my own observations watching the coverage on TV...I have *never* ever heard Downtown Toronto that quiet before. Never.
My cousin is an OPP Officer and the husband of a good friend a Canine Officer w/the Greater City of Sudbury Force. So at times such as this, it does hit close to home that it could be us in attendance at one of these sad services when I think of the Family and Friends of Sgt. Russell today and my heart just goes out to them.
Our Police do so much for us and we don't really thank them enough.
May Sgt. Russell Rest In Peace.