Constable Brett Ryan Condolences and GoFundMe Link

On March 16, 2023 at just after midnight Edmonton Police Service West Branch patrol officers Cst. Brett Ryan and Cst. Travis Jordan were dispatched to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex in the area of 114 Avenue and 132 Street. Upon arrival they spoke to the caller of the domestic dispute (the mother of the suspect) outside the complex. As the officers approached the suite, they were both shot multiple times by the young male suspect at the door. The officers were ambushed and were unable to discharge their firearms. The officers were unaware that the suspect had access to firearms as it was not mentioned in the call. The suspect and his mother then got into an altercation during which time she was shot as well. The suspect then turned the gun on himself and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The two officers were rushed to hospital but were declared dead upon arrival. The mother of the suspect was also taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.

Cst. Brett Ryan was a 5-year member of the Edmonton Police Service. He was always willing to give back, helping young hockey officials develop their skills. He was a paramedic before joining the Edmonton Police Service. He was passionate about his work and his duty to serve the community. Brett was married to Ashley who was a paramedic. Ashley was pregnant with their first child.

Legacy Place Society extends our sincere condolences to Ashley, his family, friends, and colleagues. He will be remembered.

From Alberta Paramedic Association: It is with great sadness that we once again say farewell to a fellow emergency services provider and friend with the passing of Brett Ryan, who passed away while on the job in Edmonton on March 16, 2023.
Brett served as a paramedic with Medavie Health Services in Saddle Lake from 2012-2015 and joined the Edmonton Police Service in 2017. Throughout his career, helping others was the focus of all his roles. Brett is survived by his wife, Ashely Ryan, who served as a paramedic with Medavie Health Services from 2015-2021 and is currently employed as a paramedic by Alberta Health Services in Edmonton. At this most difficult time, it is important that we focus our thoughts on the family, friends and loved ones as we share in their grief. This fund will be used to support Brett’s wife Ashley in this difficult time. See GO FUND ME Link: Fundraiser by ALBERTA PARAMEDIC ASSOCIATION : Brett Ryan HELP Fund (
The Edmonton Police Foundation, in partnership with the Edmonton Police Association, is raising funds for the families of fallen members Cst. Jordan and Cst. Ryan, who were killed in the line of duty on March 16th, 2023. All funds raised here will go to the Edmonton Police Foundation, which in turn will provide the funds to the families to assist with the costs of upcoming expenses. Any inquiries can be directed to Elisha Jackson, Fund Development Manager at the Edmonton Police Foundation.