Funeral to be held today for Toronto officer killed in the line of duty


TORONTO — Friends and family will say goodbye today to a veteran police officer who died in the line of duty.

A funeral for Const. Jeffrey Northrup will be held this afternoon at BMO Field in downtown Toronto.

Investigators say 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.

They say he died after being struck by a vehicle. A 31-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder.

The funeral is not open to the public, but will be broadcast live.

Police say the public is welcome along the procession route from the Kane-Jarrett Funeral Home in Thornhill, Ont., to the stadium.