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Dispatches: May/June 2023

June 19, 2023  By Brittani Schroeder

Left: Cst. Brett Ryan. Right: Cst. Travis Jordan. Photo credit: Edmonton Police Service

On March 16, 2023, Edmonton Police Service Cst. Travis Jordan and Cst. Brett Ryan were killed in the line of duty while responding to a family dispute call. Cst. Jordan worked for the Kentville Police Service as a jail guard before he joined the EPS in 2014 as a member of Recruit Training Class #132. Following graduation, Jordan was assigned to West Branch where he spent almost 8 years working patrol as a member of Squad 4. His colleagues describe him as someone who took initiative, showed perseverance, was out-going, trustworthy and dependable. He is survived by his wife and parents. Prior to joining the EPS, Cst. Ryan served as a paramedic with Medavie Health Services and Alberta Health Services. He joined the EPS in 2017 as a member of Recruit Training Class #141. Following graduation, he was assigned to West Branch, Squad 4. In 2020, Ryan received an Award of Merit for work on a file which involved a 14-year-old unconscious and unresponsive female. He is survived by his wife and parents.

Photo credit: Sûreté du Québec

It is with great sadness that the Sûreté du Québec confirms the death of Sgt. Maureen Breau, which occurred during a police intervention on Mar. 27 in the evening in Louiseville, Que. Sgt. Breau, who had just over 20 years of experience with the Sûreté du Québec, was assigned to the post of the MRC de Maskinongé. “Such an ordeal reminds us of the danger of being a police officer in the face of extreme situations like the one Sgt. Breau, her police colleagues and the emergency telecommunications workers who supported them during this intervention had to face. I offer my most sincere condolences to her spouse, children, family and colleagues,” said Johanne Beausoleil, Director General of the Sûreté du Québec.

Photo credit: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Cst. Harvinder Singh Dhami, known to everyone as “Harvey”, of the Strathcona County detachment was killed in the line of duty on Apr. 10. Cst. Dhami was involved in a motor vehicle accident while responding to assist members with a noise complaint. Cst. Dhami graduated Depot in 2019 and was posted in Strathcona Municipal detachment. Harvey was known as someone who was mature with a strong sense of responsibility. He was hard working, dependable and well liked by everyone around him. Cst. Dhami took great pride in wearing the uniform.

Photo credit: Edmonton Police Service

Edmonton Police Service Cst. Corinne Kline passed away on Mar. 16, following a brief illness. Kline was 23 years old when she joined the Edmonton Police Service in September 2001 as a member of Recruit Training Class #98. Over her 22-year career, Kline served in patrol, worked on the front counter, and was a volunteer coordinator. She assisted domestic violence survivors and was a member of the Community Engagement Team (CET). Shortly before her passing, Kline joined the Healthy Streets Operation Centre (HSOC) Community Safety Team. Kline was known throughout the service and on social media for her energetic approach to life and commitment to the community. She leaves behind her husband and three children.


Photo credit: Edmonton Police Service

Cst. Patrick Hannas, the Edmonton Police Service Crime Stoppers Coordinator, passed away on Mar. 5, following an off-duty medical incident. As police liaison, Hannas was a mainstay of the Edmonton and Northern Alberta Crime Stoppers program for many years.  Hannas joined the EPS in 1999. He worked in South Branch Patrol, Whyte Avenue Beats, Spousal Violence, Child Protection, School Resource Officer Unit and Crime Stoppers Detail. Hannas touched many lives over the years as a police officer, teacher and actor. Cst. Hannas is survived by his wife and mother.

Photo credit: Thunder Bay Police Service

Darcy Fleury has been selected as the new Chief of Police for the Thunder Bay Police Service. Fleury has 36 years of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and was previously the RCMP District Commander – Chief Superintendent, Central Alberta District based in Edmonton. Fleury assumed the role as Chief Designate on April 17 and a change of command ceremony was held on May 15. Fleury brings to the position his extensive experience in investigative, operational and administrative policing, including leadership at senior and executive levels. Originally from Manitoba, Fleury is a proud Member of Manitoba Metis Federation, where his father was a founding member.

Photo credit: Toronto Police Service

Lauren Pogue has been appointed to Deputy Chief, Community Safety Command, of the Toronto Police Service. Pogue is a 34-year veteran of the TPS, and she has been acting in this role for the last nine months. As Deputy Chief, she will continue to oversee 12 districts consisting of 16 Divisions, as well as Field Services, which includes the Toronto Police Operations Centre, Communications Services, Traffic Services, Parking Enforcement, the Public Safety Response Team and the Community Partnerships & Engagement Unit. Earlier in her career, Pogue fulfilled a number of supervisory roles and worked as an investigator in various units throughout the organization including Intelligence Services, the Drug Squad, the Fugitive Squad and the Firearms Enforcement Unit.

Photo credit: Toronto Police Service

Robert Johnson is a 33-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service and most recently held the position of Staff Superintendent in charge of the Service’s Strategy Management Unit. He has recently been appointed to Deputy Chief of the Specialized Operations Command. Staff Superintendent Johnson is a proponent of police reform and modernization and was the Service’s lead on major police reform initiatives, which have included the Board’s 81 police reform directions to address systemic racism and strengthening trust with Toronto’s communities. As Staff Superintendent, he has also been responsible for Professional Standards and prior to that, Area Field Command which consisted of eight police Divisions.

Photo credit: Regina Police Service

Chief Evan Bray of the Regina Police Service has announced his intent to retire. His last day will be June 30. “Being Regina’s Chief of Police has been the biggest honour of my professional life! I truly value the friendships and relationships I have had the opportunity to make over the years. This year marks my 28th year with the Regina Police Service and 7th year as Chief. In that time, although there have been significant challenges, I have been witness to some of the most incredible acts of bravery, professionalism and human connection,” said Chief Bray. He says he has no immediate plans upon retirement, but will be taking time with his family before planning the next part of his life.

Photo credit: Guelph Police Service

Steve Gill has recently been appointed to the position of Deputy Chief of the Guelph Police Service. Deputy Chief Gill is a long-time resident of Guelph and joined the Guelph Police Service in 2001 after more than four years as a member of the Toronto Police Service. Throughout his career, he has held a number of roles including frontline patrol, detective constable, sergeant of uniform patrol and communications centre and staff sergeant in uniform patrol. In his most recent role, Gill was an inspector who oversaw investigative services, which includes a large team of criminal investigators and civilian support staff in various disciplines including drug enforcement, intelligence, the special victims unit and major crimes investigations. Deputy Chief Gill stepped into his new role effective April 3.

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