Park will honour Mississauga-raised officer who was killed on the job

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Published August 14, 2021 at 9:28 pm


A park in Brampton will be named after a Mississauga-raised police officer who was killed while on the job in Toronto last month.

Jeffrey Northrup, 55, a detective-constable with Toronto Police, was killed July 2 while investigating a call to the underground parking area of Toronto City Hall.

Northrup and his partner were investigating a robbery when he was struck by a vehicle. Police say the incident was intentional and person has since been charged with first-degree murder.

A long-time Brampton resident, Northrup grew up in Mississauga and attended Port Credit Secondary School.

Brampton councillors decided to re-name an existing park in Northrup’s honour after hearing from the chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Ena Chadha, who told of the officer’s dedication to serving his community.

Chadha said the park would provide a space where Northrup’s family can go to remember him.

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