Nine months after his death, a fallen Toronto police officer who lived in Brampton will have his memory honored with a new park naming.
Const. Jeffrey Northrup was struck by a vehicle and died in hospital on July 2, 2021 after responding to reports of a robbery in an underground parking lot near Toronto city hall.
Last August, Brampton council unanimously voted to rename a local park after the 31-year veteran of the force to honor his life and provide his family with a place to remember him.
Now it has been decided that Brampton’s Northampton Park near Williams Parkway and Dixie Road will be known as Northrup Park.
A ceremony at the park was held on Monday, April 25 and attended by Toronto chief of police James Ramer, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Northrup’s wife Margaret and many uniformed officers and civilians.
According to Toronto’s 52 Division, where Northrup worked out of, a plaque will sit at one of the trees at the newly-named park honoring the “devoted husband, father and bravest Bramptonian.”
The 55-year-old father of three was a Brampton resident for many years and raised his family in the city for more than 20.
At the time of the council vote, it was suggested Northampton Park be chosen for renaming as Northrup was known to visit it frequently.
Throughout his career, Northrup was a dedicated volunteer with Special Olympics Brampton and other community organizations.