Petition calls for section of Dundas St. to be named after slain constable from Mississauga

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Published July 8, 2021 at 3:57 pm

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A movement is gaining steam to rename a portion of Dundas St. after a Mississauga-raised Toronto police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

A petition has been started to rename a section of Dundas St. W. in Toronto after Detective Constable Jeff Northrup.

Northrup, a 31-year veteran with the Toronto Police, was killed when he was struck by a car while investigating a robbery call to the underground parking area of Toronto City Hall in the early hours of July 2.

A person has been charged with first degree murder in the case.

Northrup was raised in Mississauga and attended Port Credit Secondary School in the 1980s. 

Photo from 1983 Port Credit Secondary School yearbook

In the petition registered on change.org, it says Northrup paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost his life in the line of duty.

“An incredible way to honour this hero, and to show his family that his sacrifice will never be forgotten, would be to rename a portion of Dundas Street West after him,” it goes on to say. 

Dundas St. was selected for honouring Northrup because the City of Toronto is in the process of renaming the street.

The general public may pay their respects to Northrup at a visitation at the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home in Thornhill Sunday (July 11) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A private funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at BMO Field. It will be broadcast on local television stations and the Toronto Police Service’s YouTube channel.

 

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