Written condolences to family of Sgt. Ryan Russell
CTV.ca News Staff
Published Monday, January 17, 2011 9:12AM EST
Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:39AM EDT
Sgt. Ryan Russell, an 11-year-veteran of the Toronto Police Service, died in the line of duty early Wednesday morning after being struck by a stolen snowplow.
Russell, 35, had moved to 52 Division six months ago after serving for years on Toronto's Guns and Gangs Unit.
The married father of one young son was the son of a former police officer and was described by his colleagues as a dedicated officer.
"He was a fine police officer and a great servant to the people of Toronto," said Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair.
The Toronto Police Service released this undated photo of Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35, his two-year-old son Nolan and his wife Christine.