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Autopsies completed in deaths of two EPS officers

Autopsy confirms police officers died from gunshot wounds.
Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee speaks to the media about the line of duty deaths of two police officers, on Thursday, March 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Results of autopsies conducted on two slain Edmonton police officers were released on the weekend.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reports the cause of death for EPS Constable Brett Ryan, 30, and Constable Travis Jordan, 35, was confirmed to be gunshot wounds from 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 outside of the complex. The two officers went to the suite where the woman lived 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.

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.