A 31-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service has been killed in what police are saying was a deliberate attack.
Constable Jeffrey Northrup was in plainclothes when he and another officer responded to a “priority call” in the parking garage of Toronto’s City Hall early Friday morning. He was struck and killed by a vehicle in what police call an intentional act.
Northrup and his partner were both transported to St. Michael’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. His partner is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
It is with profound sadness that we have lost a member of our family. Constable Jeff Northrup #99201 was killed in the line of duty while responding to a call overnight in the Queen and Bay St area— 52 Division (@TPS52Div) July 2, 2021
You will be missed brother. #HeroesInLife 💙🖤🙏 pic.twitter.com/ku7wnFRHQK
A suspect has been arrested, according to Toronto Police Chief James Ramer, who added the Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation. “We believe this was an intentional and deliberate act,” Ramer said Friday. A 31-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to Northrup’s death.
Constable Northrup leaves behind his wife, three children, and his mother.
Feature image courtesy Toronto Police Service, 52 Division, via Twitter