“To Remember Our Fallen Heroes”

2011 Honour Roll

 

Vincent ROY

Cst. Vincent ROY

Bromont Police Department - QC
Motor Vehicle Incident
December 1, 2011

On December 1 2011, shortly before lunch, on a stretch of Highway 139 outside the small community of Bromont Quebec, approximately 100 kilometres east of Montreal, 37 year old Constable Vincent Roy of the Bromont Police Department was killed during a traffic stop.

He was walking back to his police vehicle with the license and registration papers of the driver he had stopped when he was rammed by a truck and killed. The truck left the road, driving on the shoulder, hitting the patrol car first and afterwards hitting Constable Roy. Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the incident.

Constable Roy had only been with the Bromont police force for several months after serving with the RCMP in Alberta. He was returning to his family and roots by taking a local policing job when the tragedy occurred. Roy leaves behind a wife and two children, aged 8 and 10.

Our condolences go out to Constable Roy's family, friends, and colleagues.

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Garrett STYLES

Cst. Garrett STYLES

York Regional Police - ON
Motor Vehicle Incident
June 28, 2011

On Tuesday June 28, 2011 Cst. Garrett Styles, 32, a seven-year veteran of the York Regional Police, was struck by a vehicle on Highway 48 near Herald Road in the Town of East Gwillimbury. Just before 5 a.m. Cst. Styles initiated a traffic stop pulling over a 2005 Dodge Caravan with four occupants. Cst. Styles was investigating the driver and was at the driver's side door when the vehicle accelerated dragging him approximately 300 metres before the vehicle lost control and rolled over, pinning Cst. Styles. Firefighters with the East Gwillimbury Emergency Services extricated him and he was rushed to Southlake Regional Health Centre by York Region EMS, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries. The unlicensed driver, a 15-year-old male from York Region was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The other passengers, also youths, are cooperating with police.

Cst. Styles joined York Regional Police as a Cadet-in-Training in December 2003 and became a Constable in May 2004. He worked Uniform Patrol in #2 District, covering Richmond Hill and most recently in #1 District, covering the Towns of Newmarket, Aurora and East Gwillimbury. His father, retired Staff Sergeant Garry Styles, was 33-year member of York Regional Police who just retired in January.

Cst. Styles is survived by his wife, Melissa, and a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter and nine-week old son.

Our condolences go out to Cst. Styles' family, friends and colleagues.

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Ryan RUSSELL

Sgt. Ryan RUSSELL

Toronto Police Service - ON
Motor Vehicle Incident
January 12, 2011

On January 12, 2011 at approximately 6:10 a.m., an 11-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service, Sgt. Ryan Russell, was struck and killed by a stolen truck with a snow-plow attached to it during a chase in the Avenue Road and Davenport Road area. He suffered severe head injuries and was taken to the downtown hospital, where he succumbed to those injuries.

The truck driver was driving erratically through the streets of Toronto, hitting a number of objects and putting the citizens of Toronto at risk. Sgt. Russell attempted to stop the driver and was hit by the stolen truck. After striking Sgt. Russell, the alleged thief continued driving erratically through the snow-covered city pursued by a number of police units. The driver eventually hit a garbage truck where he was confronted. The driver was shot by police and eventually taken into custody. He was transported to hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover.

Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35, was married with a young child, Chief Bill Blair of the Toronto Police told reporters Wednesday. "He was out doing his job in the early-morning hours, in the city, [in] a very dangerous situation, and... put his life on the line, and tragically has lost his life doing his job," Blair said outside St. Michael's Hospital.

Our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

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