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Hi i'm God

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For the cop killed? This will most likely be next week after pride right? Or is this too far out of Toronto area?
It's going to be a busy week.



CP24- Police officer dies in collision near Newmarket

A York Regional Police officer who was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop Tuesday morning has died of his injuries.

The fatal collision occurred on Highway 48, which is closed in both directions between Mount Albert Road and Davis Drive, east of Newmarket.

Police said the officer was struck by a vehicle while he was conducting a traffic stop on Highway 48, near Herald Road, in East Gwillimbury at about 4:45 a.m.

The officer was standing outside of his vehicle when he was struck. He was pinned under the vehicle.

Paramedics rushed the officer to hospital in Newmarket. His name hasn't been released.

'Significant loss'

York police Chief Eric Jolliffe gave a brief statement to reporters, saying the officer's death is a "significant loss" to the police service and York Region.

Some York Regional Police officers learned of their colleague's death while they were at the scene of the collision. Some broke down in tears. Others hugged and consoled each other.

Footage from Chopper 24 showed a light-coloured van off of the highway in a field. The van had significant damage to its front end.

One male has been taken into custody by police.

Ontario Provincial Police said Highway 48 is expected to be closed between Mount Albert Road and Davis Drive for most of the day.

Two deaths in four years

Two York Regional Police officers have died in the line of duty in the last four years.

In August 2007, Det. Const. Robert Plunkett died when he was struck by a car while attempting to stop a man who was stealing airbags.

Nadeem Jiwa, 23, was convicted of manslaughter at trial in April. He is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

This is the second consecutive week a police officer has been harmed in the line of duty in Ontario.

Last Wednesday, Peterborough police Const. Keith Calderwood was shot and wounded while police conducted a drug raid in Lindsay, Ont. Calderwood has been released from hospital.

Corey Aaron Armstrong, a 21-year-old Toronto resident, was shot and killed in the raid.

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit said at least one of the bullets that struck Calderwood was from another officer's gun.
 

Silverback92

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The officer was standing outside of his vehicle when he was struck. He was pinned under the vehicle.
maybe I heard wrong but I thought they said on CP24 ... while the cop was standing next to the van that he had just pulled over , the driver ( 15 yrs old) tried to get away , he drag the cop for about 30 meters, then lost control of the van which flipped over into the grassy area and the cop ended up pinned under it
 

derek

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yes. but no doubt forces from all ontario even out of province will represent.

it's a tragedy for both families (the cop and the kid). sad to see one life taken and one ruined.

hopefully, a full review will bring about some meaningful changes / recommendations. one has to question the saftey in cops grapping keys from vehicles, or just generally putting themselves in harms way when it might not be necessary (thinking back to the snow plow incident, and even todd baylis).

it's truly commendable that even while injured the officer's thoughts were of those in the vehicle. what a blow for both families.
 

deveator

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/ one has to question the saftey in cops grapping keys from vehicles, or just generally putting themselves in harms way when it might not be necessary (thinking back to the snow plow incident, and even todd baylis).
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That wacko driving the snowplow had already smashed through a window and hit several cars. It was only a matter of time before he would have struck a civialian. That cop stopped that and paid the ultimate price. It was totally necessary and he is a true hero.
 

derek

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sure, people still say the same thing about baylis, and to an extent it's true.

yet, in police training, they actually use the baylis incident of an example of what not to do.

i get that situations are fluid and it's easy for me to quarterback in hindsight, i just hope we can learn from these incidents to help better protect officers and citizens.
 

Sal De Ban

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That wacko driving the snowplow had already smashed through a window and hit several cars. It was only a matter of time before he would have struck a civialian. That cop stopped that and paid the ultimate price. It was totally necessary and he is a true hero.
totally agree. im surprised more people dont understand this
 
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