Statement: Mayor Amarjeet Sohi on fallen Edmonton Police Service officers
March 16, 2023

I am here before you today with a very heavy heart. 

We are all devastated to receive the news that Constable Travis Jordan and Constable Brett Ryan were murdered in the line of duty early this morning. 

On behalf of City Council, City Administration and all Edmontonians, I extend my deepest condolences to the families of these fallen officers, and the entire Edmonton Police Service. I also send my condolences to all first responders and to all Edmontonians as we grieve together. 

Today is a very difficult and sad day. 

Every single day police officers put their lives at risk to help protect the public. 

Every day, the families of police officers send their loved ones off to work and hope they return home safely. 

This didn’t happen today for the Ryan and Jordan families. 

To the members of the Edmonton Police Service and their families, I want you to know that I, my office, City Council and City Administration is here to support you.

We hold you in our hearts as you mourn this profound loss and we mourn it with you. 

I also want to take a moment to acknowledge that there are many police officers back on duty serving and protecting Edmontonians while trying to understand what led to this unthinkable tragedy.  

So I ask all Edmontonians, when you see an officer working to keep you and our community safe, please thank them for their service. 

The contributions of Constable Ryan and Constable Jordan will always be remembered. To all EPS members, please know that we are here for you, and we offer our support through this incredibly difficult time. 
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