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Autopsies completed in deaths of two EPS officers 

For Immediate Release: 19-Mar-2023 @ 2:56 PM
MRU #: H23R011-2 

On Saturday, March 18, 2023, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton conducted autopsies on EPS Constable Brett Ryan, 30, and Constable Travis Jordan, 35.

In both cases the cause of death was confirmed to be gunshot wounds with the manner of death being homicide.

Information on the public portion of the funeral arrangements for the fallen officers will be released by EPS as soon as it becomes available.


On Thursday, March 16, 2023, Constable Brett Ryan and Constable Travis Jordan responded to a family dispute call in an apartment complex near 114 Avenue and 132 Street.

When the two officers arrived, they were met by a 55-year-old female complainant outside of the complex. The two officers then responded to the suite where she resided, along with her 73-year-old male partner and their 16-year-old son.

Immediately upon arriving at the suite, both constables were shot by the 16-year-old male and were immediately incapacitated. A struggle reportedly ensued between the mother and son over the firearm, and the mother was shot.  The suspect then turned the firearm on himself, taking his own life. The father was not physically injured during the shootings.

It has since been confirmed that neither officer discharged their firearm.

Following 911 calls by multiple reporters, additional police and EMS arrived. One of the injured officers was transported in a police vehicle to hospital, while the other injured officer was taken by ambulance. The female complainant was taken by ambulance to hospital, where she remains in serious but stable condition. Soon after arriving at the hospital, both officers were declared deceased.




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