FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS IDENTIFIED

Oct 12, 2022

By Angus Gillespie

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Ontario’s police watchdog says two South Simcoe Police officers, who died after a shooting at a home north of Toronto, had exchanged gunfire with a 23-year-old man.
The Special Investigations Unit says both officers died in hospital and the 23-year-old man died at the scene at the home in Innisfil.
The fallen officers have been identified as 33-year-old Devon Northrup, a six-year veteran of the force and 54-year-old Morgan Russell, who had served for 33 years.
Russell attended Police College with current Acting South Simcoe Police Chief John Van Dyke.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford offered his condolences this morning.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also expressed his condolences.
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