Constable Jian Liang has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 21, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Jean Turner wrote
I am so sad to hear of the death of Constable Jian Liang (Toronto Police Service) by suicide. Our police officers do things we would never fathom doing, they see things we would never want to see. May he Rest In Peace. My heart goes out to his family, friends and colleagues and the greater police family.
Cause of Death.
The cause of Constable Jian Liang’s death is said to be suicide.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Laura Skoretz wroteSorry to hear of another fellow officer gone way to early Jean.
Eddie O’Toole wrote
The Police world has lost another HERO today. I pray your soul is now at peace Jian and you are no longer in the pain that took you away from us.
Most will not understand what Police Officers carry around with them, what we see and always thinking, could I have done something different to save that person.
It’s something we have signed up for and just like every other human we need comfort, someone to talk to or just someone who is there.
Please to ANYONE, I am always here 24/7 if you need to talk or just have someone around. RIP PC LIANG #10665 you are a true Hero .
Laurie Braida wrote
We lost another member of our Blue family to suicide today. Being a Police Officer is not just a job. It effects your life in every way. You won’t understand unless you are part of it.
Tread lightly when bashing an officer for their actions. You do not know their personal life, what they have seen with their own eyes that they will never unsee, their life experiences or what they have had to deal with while In the line of duty. People say “that’s what you signed up for” which is an uneducated and naive comment.
You have NO concept of the things you will deal with and everyone’s experiences are different. I could have been to 10 baby not breathing calls while the next officer has been to one. This job changes us whether we like it or not. Our own capability of dealing with it decides whether we sink or swim.
PLEASE! If you are suffering, Officer or not, I’m here for you ANYTIME!
Rest In Peace PC Laing.
Stacey Anne Thompson wrote
My heart hurts for you, and the entire police community. I’m so sorry for your loss, Eddie.
Rosemary Poirier Smith wrote
I’m so sorry to hear this Eddy… and don’t forget you too need to talk and you have a wonderful family support system .
Helen Ainis wrote
sad to hear…it affects everyone even us in home healthcare. my heart goes out to his family.
Denise Connor wrote
Both of my brothers served for over 30 years on the Toronto Police Department and both made huge sacrifices both professionally and personally. My heart breaks for this officer and his family. God Bless him and his family as I have also lost another
Diane Karpat wrote
My condolences to Jian Laing’s family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God bless .
Jackie McGee wrote
Prayers and thoughts to his family. Also to his work family. Well said Eddie xo Hugs and love your way .
Erin McKittrick O’Rourke wrote
Eddie, I am so sorry. Thank you, all of your fellow officers and first responders for everything you do everyday. The sacrifices go deeper than just the day to day parts of the job.
Lynnette Smith wrote
My condolences on the loss of one of your fellow heroes. Keep safe and strong and healthy my friend. Thanks for sharing this post. RIP Officer Liang.
Twiggs H. Pri wrote
Heart broken – seriously, this is so awfully frequent. No words other than DO NOT. EVER.
Liliana Browne wrote
My condolences Eddie O’Toole. May he rest in eternal peace.