On January 12, 2011, Toronto Police Officer, Sgt. Ryan Russell, tragically lost his life in the line of duty. This terrible tragedy inspired a song by family friend, Kimberley Dunn, who performed the song at Sgt. Russell’s funeral in fitting tribute to an officer who gave the ultimate sacrifice. As a city mourned the loss of one of its own; “Ryan’s Song” touched an entire nation.
The demand for a downloadable version of “Ryan’s Song” was so great that within days of the funeral, arrangements were being made for a professional recording session. Mark Nakamura of Paradigm Music answered the call to help record “Ryan’s Song” and Juno award winning sound engineer, Norm Barker, at “Studio 92” graciously offered his services. Photographer Ben Winston provided all of the photography and Kinetic Sight & Sound assisted in creating and hosting the “Ryan’s Song” memorial website in honour of our fallen hero.