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Photograph: Sergeant Ryan Russell

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Sergeant Ryan Russell
Toronto Police Service

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 35
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Weapon Used: Automobile; Commercial
Suspect 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.

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