Updated: Jul 30, 2021
On behalf of the Canadian Police Chaplain Association and all its members, we express our deep sadness over the tragic death of Const. Jeffrey Northrup. As police chaplains, we are aware of the risks that police officers face on a daily basis, and of their willingness to give their lives while performing their duties to serve and protect. Our thoughts and prayers are with Const. Northrup’s family, his 52 Division family, his friends within the Toronto PS and all those who are touched by his ultimate sacrifice. We pray for the full recovery of his partner; may she receive healing for her body and soul.
On a personal note, my heart grieves the passing of Const. Northrup; a veteran with 31 years of dedicated policing service. I too, am a 31-year veteran police constable who has hopes and dreams of retiring from policing within the next few years. A cruel and senseless act has robbed Jeffrey and his family of that dream; thus, I mourn for this tragic loss.
May Const. NORTHRUP’s family, friends, and colleagues find comfort in knowing they are not alone on this journey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are also with Toronto PS Chaplain's Wendell, Daniel, Donald, John, Musleh, Garry, Suraj, Hillar, Dino, Cristian, Walter, and all the other TPS chaplains. Thank you for your service and please let us know if there is any way we may be of assistance to you.
Chaplain/Constable Bruce Ewanyshyn
President - Canadian Police Chaplain Association