Slain Toronto police constable grew up in Mississauga

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Published July 3, 2021 at 1:49 am

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A Toronto police constable killed in the line of duty this morning grew up in Mississauga.

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

Photo from 1983 Port Credit Secondary School yearbook

According to reports, Northrup and his partner were responding to a 911 robbery call and were dressed in plainclothes but were wearing police identity tags. During the course of the investigation Northrup and his partner were struck by a vehicle in the parking area.

Northrup was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. His partner was also treated at hospital but her injuries were not significant and she was released.

Toronto Police have subsequently charged Umar Zameer, 31, with first degree murder.

Yearbook photos show that Northrup attended Port Credit Secondary School in the early 1980s and that he lived in the area near the school.

Former classmate Kevin Alberga said he was shocked when he heard the news and saw his photo on TV.

“I didn’t know him that well but he was a good guy, very quiet,” said Alberga.

Northrup joined the Toronto Police Service in 1999 and served out of 52 Division for the past 13 years. He is survived by his wife, his three children and his mother.

 

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