Funeral set for Monday for Toronto officer killed in line of duty

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TORONTO — A funeral is set for a Toronto police officer who died in the line of duty last week.

Toronto police say a visitation for Const. Jeffrey Northrup will take place Sunday and a funeral will follow on Monday.

Investigators have said Northrup was killed in a deliberate act last week while responding to a report of a robbery in a parking lot at Toronto City Hall.

A 31-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder Friday.

Police say the funeral will take place at BMO Field at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live on television and online.

Northrup had returned to the major crimes unit in April after spending time training officers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 8, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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