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TPS Chief Myron Demkiw’s statement on loss of Detective Constable Jeffrey Northrup and verdict

April 21, 2024  By Toronto Police Service

Apr. 21, 2024, Toronto, Ont. – The following is a statement from Toronto Police Service Chief Myron Demkiw:

“This has been a difficult time for the Toronto Police Service Family.

“The loss of Det. Cst. Jeffrey Northrup has been devastating to his family, his partner, members of 52 Division and the entire policing community. Jeff loved coming to work and is fondly remembered by all of us who knew him as an outstanding police officer and member of our community.

“While we respect the judicial process and appreciate the work of the 12 citizens who sat on a very difficult case, I share the feelings of our members who were hoping for a different outcome.


“We will now focus on coming together as a policing family during this difficult time.

“Every Toronto Police Officer should go home to their family at the end of each day, after serving and protecting. On July 2, 2021, a terrible tragedy occurred and we want the Northrup family to know that the thoughts of the members of the Toronto Police Service remain with them, now, and always. Our members, both sworn and civilian, in the Toronto Police family are still devastated by the tragic and sudden loss of their friend and colleague.

“I want to thank all the members of the public who have reached out in support of the members of the Toronto Police Service.”

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