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We offer our profound gratitude and respect to those officers who paid life's highest price to fulfill the Service's Motto
"To Serve and Protect"

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Laura Ellis
On February 18, 2002, Constable Laura Ellis had just returned from maternity leave for her last shift with the Toronto Police Service before joining Durham police. She was the passenger in a police car when she and her partner responded to a call for a break-and-enter. They were heading into an intersection with the green light in their favour when the driver of a Toyota Camry made a right turn into the path of the oncoming police car. Constable Ellis' partner attempted to take evasive measure, however the cars collided. The impact sent the police car into two trees before it crashed into a hydro pole. Constable Ellis was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Constable Ellis was the first female Toronto Police officer to die in the line of duty.
Name: Laura Ellis
Badge: 7538
Service: Toronto Police Service, 42 Division
Rank: Constable
Date of Birth: November 2, 1970
Age: 31
Length of Service: 5 years
Date of Death: February 18, 2002
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