Two Edmonton police officers killed in Line of Duty; one male suspect deceased

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is mourning the deaths of two of its members, who were shot and killed while on duty earlier this morning in a west Edmonton apartment complex.

At approximately 12:47 a.m. today, Thursday, March 16, 2023, EPS West Branch patrol members responded to a family dispute call in an apartment complex near 114 Avenue and 132 Street.

Upon arrival, the two patrol members went inside the building, approached the suite, and were shot by a young male suspect. At this time, all indications are that they did not have a chance to discharge their service weapons. The two members were rushed to hospital, where they were both declared deceased.

Const. Brett Ryan, 30
Const. Brett Ryan, 30
Const. Travis Jordan, 35
Const. Travis Jordan, 35

“This is an extremely tragic day for the Edmonton Police Service and our city,” stated EPS Chief Dale McFee. “I’m deeply saddened to announce the Line of Duty deaths of two of our members that occurred earlier this morning. These officers gave their lives while trying to protect our community. They will never be forgotten.”

“On behalf of the entire EPS family, our deepest condolences go out to their families, during this heart-breaking time.”

The deceased EPS members are West Branch patrol officers, Const. Brett Ryan, 30, with 5.5 years of service and Const. Travis Jordan, 35, with 8.5 years of service.

The young male suspect died from a self-inflicted gun-shot wound. A female complainant from the suite was also taken to hospital with serious injuries, where she remains in stable condition.

The Edmonton Police Service’s Employee and Family Assistance Section have since been called out to assist the families of the deceased officers and other members of the police service.

Funeral and procession details will be confirmed and shared with the community in the coming days.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: H23R010

“Dedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve”

Premier Danielle Smith and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services Mike Ellis issued the following statement following the death of two Edmonton police officers:

“Today, the province mourns the loss of two police officers killed in the line of duty. On behalf of the Government of Alberta, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Const. Travis Jordan and Const. Brett Ryan.

“Every day, police officers across Alberta put on their uniforms to step up to protect and serve our communities. The sudden and tragic deaths of these two Edmonton Police Service officers remind us again of the dangers police officers constantly face to ensure the safety of Albertans.

“Alberta’s government supports our police services to ensure they can perform their duties to keep our communities safe. Alberta would not be the great province it is today without the support of the courageous men and women who patrol our streets every day to keep our communities protected. The province is here to support the Edmonton Police Service during this tragic loss. To honour the service and dedication of these lost officers, the flags at the legislature will be lowered to half-mast.

“This is a difficult situation for many. For those affected by this tragedy and struggling with mental health, supports are available. The Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help Line is a 24-hour confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns and can be reached at 1-877-303-2642.”

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