Edmonton Police Service officers killed in the line of duty – Mayor Acker statement

March 16, 2023

“I was so deeply saddened to learn of the tragic events this morning in Edmonton that claimed the lives of two Edmonton Police Service officers. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and fellow officers of these two brave members who were killed in the line of duty.

We were heartbroken to learn that one of the fallen officers was a resident of Spruce Grove. Constable Brett Ryan lived with his family here in our community and left a lasting impression on many that knew him. Spruce Grove City Council and our entire community mourn with his family and offer our sincerest condolences to the Edmonton Police Service, Mayor Sohi, and the residents of Edmonton and Spruce Grove.

This is a solemn reminder of the sacrifice our brave men and women in law enforcement make each day when they put on their uniform and badge and report for duty to protect us and keep us safe. Their bravery and sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

City flags have been lowered to half-mast as a sign of respect and mourning of the passing of Constable Ryan and Constable Jordan.

Starting Friday, March 17, condolence books are available at Edmonton City Hall in the South Lobby near the information desk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.