Earlier today, Toronto Police Chief James Ramer confirmed that 31 and a half year Toronto Police Constable Jeffrey Northrup, of 52 Division was killed in the line of duty.
Preliminary information suggests that he and his partner were conducting an investigation in response to a priority call in an underground parking lot at Queen and Bay. During the course of this dynamic event, Constable Northrup was struck by a vehicle. It is believed this was an intentional, deliberate act.
He was attended to by other police officers and Toronto Fire Services before he was rushed by emergency run to hospital and was pronounced shortly after. His partner was taken to hospital where she was treated and released.
Constable Northrup proudly served the Toronto Police Service for 31 and a half years. He started his career with Court Services and was assigned to 11 Division when he became a police officer in 1999. He has been a member of 52 Division since 2008. He was also a proud member of the Chief’s Ceremonial Unit. He is survived by his wife, his three children and his mother.
One man is in custody and Homicide is leading the investigation into this tragic event.