Autopsy of police officers killed in Edmonton concludes homicides
Travis Jordan had worked for the Edmonton Police Service for eight and a half years.
Edmonton police on Sunday said autopsies on the bodies of the two police officers shot dead on Thursday confirmed the cause of death as gunshot wounds. The autopsy also classifies the deaths of the two officers as homicides. The suspect's mother remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
In Nova Scotia, two longtime friends of Travis Jordan are mourning his death. Paul Cyr and Brodie Sampson had known their best friend for 20 years, growing up with them in the Annapolis Valley, and never thought he would die in the line of duty. He was always the superman of our group of close friends, says Brodie Sampson.
Travis has always been my personal hero, but now he is a hero for all Canadians and will forever be in our hearts.
Travis Jordan and Brodie Sampson had been best friends since they were 10 years old. Both men encouraged each other to pursue their dreams of becoming a police officer and a pilot respectively.
The two men describe their friend as someone with an irreproachable character and persevering in the face of adversity. “His positive spirit was more than contagious. Travis was never scared, not even on duty,” adds Brodie Sampson.
Paul Cyr, meanwhile, had hoped to join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but wasn't. ;was unable to do so due to difficulty discerning colors.
The suddenness of the attack on their friend is a harsh reality for Paul Cyr and Brodie Sampson. The fact that he never had a chance, that he never saw it coming, I think is what's most etched in our heads, explains Paul Cyr.
Police officers Brett Ryan (left ) and Travis Jordan (right), were shot in the line of duty in Edmonton on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
While funeral details have not yet been released Determined, the two friends, along with other friends and family, will travel to Edmonton next weekend in preparation for the ceremonies.
With the information from Mrinali Anchan, Emily Fitzpatrick and The Canadian Press