Erick Ambtman, Chair of the Edmonton Police Commission, issued the following statement regarding the deaths of two on-duty police officers:
“On behalf of all members and staff of the Edmonton Police Commission and from the bottom of our hearts, we offer our deepest condolences to the entire Edmonton Police Service for the senseless and truly tragic loss of Constables Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan.
“This morning, these officers made the ultimate sacrifice while selflessly serving all of us who call Edmonton home.
“And the families, friends, and colleagues whose shoulders our service members stand on each day have now also made that ultimate sacrifice.
“We are extremely saddened by the news of these two young lives being cut short.
“Constables Jordan and Ryan will be forever remembered for their courage, bravery, compassion, and service while working to keep Edmonton’s streets safe.
“This is a day we did not expect and hoped would never happen again in our city.
“We wish to express our deep sorrow and please know that our thoughts are with you all as the Edmonton Police Service moves through this incredibly difficult time.
“Day in and day out, the Edmonton Police Service is there for all of us and at all hours.
“Today and in the coming days, we ask that all Edmontonians to be there for the EPS as we share their grief, offer our care and compassion, and honour them for the important public service they provide.
“We thank you for your service.”