I saw most of Ryan Russell's funeral yesterday. I was awed by the response to his death not just from different police forces, but from the public too.
All of sudden, he became like a personal friend that I had known for years.
This reminded me of "The Highway Of Heroes" where many Canadians greet soldiers who have fallen in Afghanistan.
You don't have to be a celebrity to be a hero in Canada. You just have to be a good person and do your duty.
Ryan always believed in being the first at a crime scene. He thought more of protecting others than himself. The world would be a better place if there were more people like him.
U.S. video on The Highway of Heroes: