Canada’s 911 Ride honoured the victims and first responders of the Danforth shooting, where a man randomly opened fire on people along the busy commercial strip at Demetres Danforth Café in July 2018.
The officers who intercepted the shooter- Constables Alexandru Gall, Anthony Als, Volodymyr Z’vezd ‘Onkin, Hongfei Zhou and Pantelis Mastorakos, were presented with a MIKEY defibrillator to be donated to a business on the Danforth. The donation was made to Shoppers Drug Mart, 180 Danforth Ave., on September 18.
“The Canada’s 911 Ride executive wanted to honour the first police responders at the Danforth shooting on July 22, 2018,” said Mikey Network Executive Director Morty Henkle. “Most of the patrons that go into that drugstore live on the Danforth and that is why the decision was made to place it in that store.”
The defibrillator is accompanied by a plaque that reads:
This lifesaving MIKEY defibrillator has been donated to honour the Danforth shooting victims by the brave officers of Toronto Police Service 55 Division and Canada’s 911 Ride Foundation.
“We are happy that the donation was made to us and I know it will be very useful,” said pharmacist and franchise owner Farrah Jessani.