Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Police officers in their full dress uniforms, and other emergency personnel, marched together towards the Metro Convention Centre in Ontario, Canada for the funeral of one of their own, Sgt. Ryan Russell.  14,000 people.  Amazing sight to see so many ... especially the beautiful red coated RCMP officers.  He died protecting people from a maniac in bare feet on the snow who stole a snow plough and was on a rampage.  His last words heard over his radio were "he's coming at me".

No doubt his bravery saved many other people from danger.  His retired father was also a police officer and he leaves behind a grieving wife and a little two year old child.  How terrible it must be for a parent to bury their child. I can only imagine the grief and unbearable pain.   Next time you see a police officer tell him thank you for all he or she does to protect us from danger.  They put their lives on the line every single day for us.  

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