Funeral to be held today for 2 police officers killed in Innisfil, Ont., shooting

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A personal funeral will be held Thursday for two police officers fatally shot in Innisfil, Ont., final week.

Constables Morgan Russell, 54, and Devon Northrup, 33, of the South Simcoe Police Service each died in hospital after responding to a name at a house in the city, situated about about 100 kilometres north of Toronto, on Oct. 11.

The funeral is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET on the Sadlon Arena in Barrie. South Simcoe police say it’ll be attended by the households of the officers, members of the power and different police and emergency providers, in addition to Premier Doug Ford and  Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, who’re each set to make addresses.

The service will be preceded by a police procession from two native funeral properties to the sector.

You will be ready to watch each the procession and funeral stay in this story, starting at round 9:50 a.m.

Members of the general public can even view the funeral on the Innisfil Community Church and the St. John’s (*2*) Church in Bradford, Ont., or by means of a hyperlink on the police power’s web site.

Russell, a 33-year veteran of the power, was a educated disaster negotiator, whereas Northrup was a six-year member who labored with the group mobilization and engagement unit and served as a member of the psychological well being disaster outreach group.

The Special Investigations Unit, which is investigating the shooting, has mentioned the 2 officers didn’t draw their firearms earlier than they had been shot by a 22-year-old man on the residence. The 22-year-old man was himself killed by a 3rd officer who had responded to the decision.

The two deaths mark three officers shot useless in Ontario in a month after the deadly shooting of Toronto Const. Andrew Hong in Mississauga, Ont., in mid-September.

Today’s funeral comes two days after RCMP officer Const. Shaelyn Yang was fatally stabbed in Burnaby, B.C. Yang was a psychological well being and homeless outreach officer.

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