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Sergeant Ryan Russell, his two-year-old son, Nolan, and his wife, Christine
Sergeant Ryan Russell, his two-year-old son, Nolan, and his wife, Christine

Trust account set up for slain officer's son Add to ...

As they prepare for Sergeant Ryan Russell's funeral, Toronto police and the slain officer's family have set up a trust account for his two-year-old son.

Arranged through the Toronto Police Association, the fund will be available to Nolan Russell when he turns 18, to be used for his education.

Donations can be made at any CIBC location by providing the transit number (04392), account number (0018139) and bank number (010).

Sgt. Russell's funeral is set for Tuesday, with a procession down University Avenue at 11 a.m., followed by a service at 1 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

University Avenue will be closed between College and Queen streets starting at 9 a.m.; at 10 a.m. it will close all the way to Front Street. The street will reopen once the procession has passed.

Both Lower Simcoe Street and Bremner Boulevard will be closed around the convention centre from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To ease traffic tie-ups on the gridlocked streets, GO Transit is offering free rides to and from Union Station for emergency workers. Police officers, firefighters and EMS employees are asked to wear uniforms or provide identification, and GO operators will waive their fare.

Sgt. Russell was killed by a stolen snowplow last week. Richard Kachkar, 44, is in police custody, charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

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