The Timmins Police Service has learned of the tragic outcome regarding two Edmonton police officers killed earlier today in the line of duty.
Our collective thoughts, sympathies and prayers are extended to the members of the Edmonton Police Service who are in mourning in regards to the deaths of two of its members.
Both officers were shot and killed while on duty earlier this morning while responding to a call for service at a west Edmonton apartment complex.
Early indications are that the officers were responding to a family dispute call in an apartment complex in Edmonton.
Upon arrival, the two patrol members entered the building, approached an apartment, and were shot by a young male suspect.
While not confirmed, indications are that neither officer had a chance to discharge their service weapons.
Both officers were rushed to hospital, where they were both declared as deceased.
The members of the Timmins Police Service, both uniform and civilian, wish to extend their condolences to the Edmonton Police Service as they navigate through this most difficult time.
The deceased Edmonton Police Service officers have been identified as Const. Brett Ryan, age 30, with 5 and 1/2 years of service and Const. Travis Jordan, age 35, with 8 and 1/2 years of service.
The grief generated by this tragedy is profound, but shared among those in the police community.