A procession will take place for const. Pierzchala this morning

The body of const. Grzegorz « Greg » Pierzchala will be led in a procession back to his hometown of Barrie on Friday morning, three days after the rookie officer was shot and killed while on duty.

The procession will start at 9 a.m. outside the Center of Forensic Sciences in Toronto and head north along Highway 400. People have been asked to show their respect to the 28-year-old police officer. overpasses, although police have asked drivers not to stop on the highway to exit their vehicles. A funeral will be held in Barrie on January 4.

The procession will be broadcast live on this page.

Pierzchala was a member of the Haldimand Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. Hours after serving his probationary period as a new officer, he was shot dead on Tuesday afternoon while responding to a call about a vehicle in a ditch on Indian Line at Concession 14 Walpole on the border of Haldimand and Mississaugas County of Credit First Nation near Hagersville, Ont.

He later died in hospital.

Randall McKenzie, 25, and Brandi Crystal Lyn Stewart-Sperry, 30, have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death.

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With file by Kieran Leavitt


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