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Visitation and Funeral for Constable Jeffrey Northrup,
Toronto Police Service

Broadcast time: 20:00
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Unit: Corporate Communications
Phone: 416-808-7100

In the early morning hours of July 2, 2021, Constable Jeffrey Northrup, a Toronto Police Service 52 Division Major Crime Unit officer, was responding to a priority call in the downtown area. During the course of this dynamic event, Constable Northrup was struck and killed by a vehicle being driven by a suspect who was later charged with first degree murder.

Constable Northrup proudly served as a member of the Toronto Police Service for over 31 years. He is survived by his wife, three children and his mother.

The Northrup family and the Toronto Police Service wish to thank the members of the public who have offered their support and condolences.

The following arrangements have been finalized on behalf of Constable Northrup’s family:


A public visitation will be held at the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home, 8088 Yonge Street, Thornhill on Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The general public is welcome to attend this visitation. COVID-19 precautions must be adhered to including social distancing and the wearing of masks at all times. The funeral home will manage the number of visitors and enforce safety measures including regular cleaning to ensure a safe environment for all in attendance.

Media are invited to situate across the street from the funeral home where a Toronto Police Service Media Relations Officer will be based. Media are not permitted inside and photographs and filming within the funeral home are strictly prohibited. The grounds are private property and a traffic management system will be in place.

We request that media not approach family or Service members attending so they may pay their respects in private.


A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021 at BMO Field, 170 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto.

The invited attendees will be required to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks at all times during the event.

The funeral will be broadcast live on the TPS YouTube channel and carried on local television stations. Members of the public may choose to observe the procession as it travels from the funeral home to Exhibition Place. We ask that you please practice social distancing and wear masks.

Further details about the procession route and funeral will be provided to the media and public in the coming days, including confirmation of pool media and staging for the day.

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