Taken earlier this year.
Sgt. Ryan Russell was a Toronto police officer who died in the line of duty on January 12, 2011. He left behind his wife and two year old child.
The following week, a funeral procession was held in his honour in downtown Toronto.
Attendees were from all over North America.
Toronto is a large city, that is usually quite busy and noisy. On this day, during the procession, the downtown core was eerily quiet.
The first photo was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot.
All images taken with the Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f1/.4.