Ryan Russell was born in 1975, son to a Metropolitan Toronto Police Officer. He was raised in the City of Scarborough. After graduating from college, Ryan decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a member of the Toronto Police Service as a Police Officer.
A great admirer of pipes and drums, many of Ryan’s closest friends were pipers with the historic Toronto Police Pipe Band. This included Ryan’s best man at his wedding, who still is a piper in the band. It is only fitting then, that a memorial pipe band be named in his honour, that will encourage and teach the youth of tomorrow this wonderful art.