Farewell, Sgt Ryan Russell


Mowich
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I managed to hold it together through most of Sgt Ryan Russell’s funeral today until that is a very poignant and most fitting rendition of ‘You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings.’ If ever a song was more fitting I don’t know what it would be – the tears that fog my sight as I write this are my tribute to a good and decent young man taken far too early from this earth. Gaia bless and keep you, Ryan Russell.
 
Chiliagon
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just wondering, are you related to him or a friend of his?
 
lone wolf
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A very pointless and tragic death. Sometimes you just have to wonder....



RIP
 
eh1eh
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Maybe this isn't exactly appropriate but I don't see a lot of difference.

 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

just wondering, are you related to him or a friend of his?

No, Chili, just honoring the life of a fine young man.
 
Chiliagon
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yeah he died needlessly but let's not go overboard here. if it were my own brother or relative I'd be pretty sad and upset but some stranger I don't know who chose to go over there and put his life on the line for something as stupid as this dumb Afghan conflict. I am not all that upset.
 
lone wolf
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Do you picket funerals too, Chili? A little tact, please....

And DO avail yourself of a newspaper....
 
Chiliagon
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of course not. I just don't mourn the deaths like that. that's like getting all teary eyed and losing control because your favorite actor died.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

of course not. I just don't mourn the deaths like that. that's like getting all teary eyed and losing control because your favorite actor died.

Chili, Sgt Ryan Russell was an 11-year veteran of the Toronto Police Department who died in the line of duty last week. From every account I have read and heard, he was an exemplary young man and was truly loved by many. Ryan was an organ donor and today a little girl has eyesight thanks to the gift of his eyes. This is the kind of man he was and I mourn the loss of anyone who gave and could yet have given so much to our world.
 
Chiliagon
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well now that I know he was a police officer and not a soldier in a stupid war...

that's different.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

well now that I know he was a police officer and not a soldier in a stupid war...

that's different.

Shut up. Wrong thread....
Last edited by Ron in Regina; Jan 18th, 2011 at 10:15 PM..Reason: removed personal attack
 
Chiliagon
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1eh View Post

Shut up. Wrong thread asshole.

no it's not.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

no it's not.

This is a memorial thread. Take your bashing to a thread for that, just start one called stupid wars only let this cop rest in peace.

So if you can't understand the previous staement then this should clear it up.

YES IT IS!
 
talloola
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this is very very sad indeed, makes one feel so helpless, and frustrated at the useless pieces
of crap that can wander the streets of our country, then choose to take the life of a real person,
which is something they are not, and proves that life isn't fair at all.

rest in peace, and my sincere thoughts to the family.
 
Sparrow
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May you rest in peace.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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#16  Top Rated Post
We are lucky to live in a Country where our Officers killed in the line of duty are not statistics.

A wonderful outpouring of support for a fallen Canadian Police Officer.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

well now that I know he was a police officer and not a soldier in a stupid war...

that's different.

Wondering why you opened your mouth in the first place. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm under the impression you have a voracious appetite for attention.
 
Chiliagon
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#18
well I thought he was a soldier, and I thought the initial poster was a little over dramatic for someone that he didn't know.
 
Ron in Regina
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

yeah he died needlessly but let's not go overboard here. if it were my own brother or relative I'd be pretty sad and upset but some stranger I don't know who chose to go over there and put his life on the line for something as stupid as this dumb Afghan conflict. I am not all that upset.

Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

well now that I know he was a police officer and not a soldier in a stupid war...

that's different.



OK....that other Thread's existence is making some sense now.



I understand the passions involved here, but please try to keep the personal
attacks....tasteful? Ugh....that doesn't even make sense to me. Tone it down
please.
 
Chiliagon
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ok yes. I am in the wrong. I apologize Sincerely.
 
Risus
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

well I thought he was a soldier, and I thought the initial poster was a little over dramatic for someone that he didn't know.

Perhaps you should think before you speak and do you live under a rock???

Anyway my thoughts are with the family of Sgt Russell.
 
Chiliagon
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no I just don't pay attention to certain news items that do not affect me what soever.

I probably read something, maybe not. but I didn't really remember anything about it.
 
Risus
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

We are lucky to live in a Country where our Officers killed in the line of duty are not statistics.

A wonderful outpouring of support for a fallen Canadian Police Officer.

Yes, it was a teriffic memorial service.

Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

no I just don't pay attention to certain news items that do not affect me what soever.

I probably read something, maybe not. but I didn't really remember anything about it.

If you don't pay attention to certain news items, you have no business posting insulting comments in threads you know nothing about...


My apologies to the rest of the posters here...
 
Chiliagon
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it has nothing to do with the cop.. it was that the poster was getting over dramatic about someone that he didn't know.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

it has nothing to do with the cop.. it was that the poster was getting over dramatic about someone that he didn't know.

Man just apologize and put a sock in it.
 
Chiliagon
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i did already but it was passed pretty quick.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Actually I saw it, now let the guns fall silent.
 
shadowshiv
#28
Rest in peace, Sgt. Russell.

I will admit that I got a chill the first time I saw his picture as he looks quite similar to me.
 
spaminator
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#29
Killer's freedom leaves widow of slain Toronto police officer 'speechless' | MAN
 
EagleSmack
#30
Releasing cop killers... extreme politeness.
 

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