Jeffrey Northrup Bio/Wiki
According to Chief James Ramer, a Toronto police officer died after being purposefully struck by a vehicle near City Hall overnight.
2nd of July, 2021 Detective Constable Jeffrey Northrup’s sad death is unmistakably upsetting. The Toronto Police Association extends its heartfelt sympathies to Jeffrey Northrup’s family, friends, and fellow officers. He was a hardworking, dedicated family man with a lengthy history of service.
Toronto Police Officers are the backbone of community safety, and their position as officers comes at a high cost. A police officer’s day could turn tragic at any time, as it did for Detective Constable Jeffrey Northrup.
Ramer said, “It is with profound sadness that I confirm the death of Const. Jeffrey Northrup of 52 Division,”
He is around 50-55 years old.
How Did Jeffrey Northrup Die?
Northrup was hit just after midnight while attending to a call in the parking garage beneath City Hall, near Queen and Bay streets, according to Ramer.
Northrup was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Ramer. Northrup’s companion was also taken to the hospital. According to authorities, she was treated and discharged.
In the hours after the tragedy, a strong police presence, as well as the service’s Collision Reconstruction Unit, were on the scene. When Northrup, a 31-year veteran of the force, and another officer went to a priority call in the neighborhood, they were in plainclothes. Police haven’t revealed any more details concerning the call.
The cops were wearing police identification at the time of the event, according to Ramer. Northrup and his partner were dressed in plain clothes but wearing nametags when they responded to a 911 call about a robbery, according to CBC.
They initially encountered the suspect outside the vehicle; he has been arrested, but his name has not been disclosed.