Killed Toronto police officer escorted to Thornhill, Ont., funeral home

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Toronto police officers lined up to pay respects to a veteran cop who died in what investigators deemed an "intentional and deliberate act."

The body of Const. Jeffrey Northrup was escorted from the coroner's office to a funeral home in Thornhill, Ont., on Sunday.

Northrup was killed Friday after he was struck by a vehicle while responding to reports of a robbery in a parking garage at Toronto City Hall.

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

The late constable has been praised for his dedication to his work over his 31-year career.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his condolences on Sunday.

"Today, I’m joining people in Toronto and across the country as they pay tribute to Const. Jeffrey Northrup, a 31-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service, who was killed in the line of duty," he wrote.

"My thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time."

Police Chief James Ramer said Northrup had been training new officers until April, when he requested to return to the major crimes unit.

Ramer has said that Northrup should be remembered as an "outstanding police officer and member of the community."

Police say the late officer's body will be resting at Kane-Jarrett Funeral Home while details for a visitation and funeral are being finalized.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 4, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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