There was a funeral for a Toronto police officer this afternoon. Last week officer Ryan Russell was killed when he tried to stop a snow plow that a homeless man had stolen.
The man who had stolen the snow plow literally ran into the police officer and then turned around and drove into him again. Terrible. It was a sad and senseless death of a good man.
The funeral this afternoon on the other hand was amazing. I saw some of it on the news and they said that over 14,000 officers from all over North America attended the funeral! The streets were a sea of uniformed officers. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I’m sure the family was quite proud of the turn out and I’ll bet that the funeral expenses have been taken care of by the police department or the city as well.
RIP Ryan Russell