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RIP Russill Fairey, retired Hold-Up Squad member

September 30, 2019
By Staff


After a long and hard-fought battle, Russill Fairey passed away on July 25, 2019, at home.

He was a proud retired detective-sergeant of the Toronto Police Service, spending the last 12 years of his career with the Hold-Up Squad.

He was the recipient of the Canadian Banks Law Enforcement Award.

Honouring his memory is wife, Gina Antonacci, and daughters Melissa, Alanna and Jenna. He will be missed by his many friends, extended family and his beloved dog, Rudy.


Rest in peace.

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2 Comments » for RIP Russill Fairey, retired Hold-Up Squad member
  1. Russ was a fighter and one “tough” hold up squad officer with the Toronto Police Service. I know first hand during his illness he fought hard, and also fought just as hard in spending his last few years as a proud father to an amazing three girls (Melissa, Alanna, and Janna), husband to an extraordinary woman, Gina, and a vast family of friends.

    This warrior will be missed by the blue wall of our Canadian Police family!

    Frank Trovato and Family

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