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BWG to honour Cst. Devon Northrup with renaming of local park

September 13, 2023  By Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

Sep. 13, 2023, Bradford, Ont. – In partnership with the South Simcoe Police Service (SSPS) and with the support of the Northrup family, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury (BWG) is dedicating a local park in honour of Cst. Devon Northrup, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on Oct. 11, 2022.

Currently known as Middletown Park, the community park located at 140 Langford Boulevard will officially be renamed as “Constable Devon Northrup Memorial Park” during a ceremony on Sep. 18. The event will commence at 5:00 pm with an opening ceremony by the SSPS Colour Guard, followed by remarks from Mayor James Leduc, Police Services Board Chair Chris Gariepy, South Simcoe Police Chief John Van Dyke, and members of Constable Northrup’s family.

“Since the tragic passing of Constables Devon Northrup and Morgan Russell, BWG Council has wanted to pay special tribute to local officer, Constable Northrup. Nothing can bring these heroes back or take away the pain both of their families, friends, and colleagues have had to endure since their passing. But we hope that for generations to come, Constable Devon Northrup Memorial Park may serve as a place of honour and reflection, and a constant reminder of the dedication and courage our officers pledge to our community each and every single day,” said Mayor James Leduc.

In honour of Cst. Morgan Russell, the Town of Innisfil renamed its South Innisfil Arena and Community Centre to Morgan Russell Memorial Arena and Community Centre, earlier this year.


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