Sergeant Ryan RussellToronto Police ServiceOntarioEnd of Watch: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Biographical InfoAge: 35Tour of Duty: 11 yearsBadge Number: Not available
Incident DetailsCause of Death: Vehicular assaultDate of Incident: Wednesday, January 12, 2011Weapon Used: Automobile; CommercialSuspect Info: Shot and wounded
Sergeant Ryan Russell was struck and killed by a stolen snowplow while attempting to arrest its driver at the intersection of Avenue Road and Davenport Road.
The plow had been stolen earlier in the morning and was located using the plow's onboard GPS. Sergeant Russell was struck as he he attempted to stop the plow.
Other officers shot and wounded the suspect a short time later after locating the vehicle again.
Sergeant Russell had served with the Toronto Metropolitan Police Service for 11 years. His is survived by his wife and young son.