About Ryan Russell

Ryan Russell was born in 1975, son to a Metropolitan Toronto Police Officer.  He was raised in the City of Scarborough.  After graduating from college, Ryan decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a member of the Toronto Police Service as a Police Officer.

He began his career at 54 Division.  Due to his policing excellence, he was later transferred to the Integrated Gun & Gang Task Force where he continued to excel. In 2011, he was promoted to Sergeant and was transferred to 52 Division for his first posting as a supervisor.

On January 12, 2011, Sergeant Ryan Russell #7686, was tragically killed in the line of duty. He left behind his wife Christine and his two year old son Nolan.

A great admirer of pipes and drums, Ryan had many close friends in the Toronto Police Pipe Band.  This included Ryan’s best man at his wedding, who still is a piper in the band.  It is only fitting then, that a memorial pipe band be named in his honour, that will encourage and teach the youth of tomorrow this wonderful art.



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