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Funeral for Toronto police officer killed in shooting to be held Wednesday – TorontoTAZAA News

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TORONTO – Police officers across the country are set to remember a fallen Toronto constable at a funeral this afternoon that will include tributes from dignitaries and eulogies from his wife and daughter.

A service to celebrate the life of Const. Andrew Hong will be held at the Toronto Congress Center at 12 noon and is expected to be attended by Hong’s family, guests, officers, fellow members of the Toronto Police Service and other police and emergency services personnel from several other jurisdictions.

It will include eulogies from Hong’s wife Jenny and daughter Mia, as well as tributes from Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Toronto Police Chief James Ramer and Toronto Police Association President Joan Reid.

Last week in Mississauga, Ont., Hong was shot and killed during a break during training in what police are calling a surprise attack.

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Another man was injured in the Mississauga shooting and the same suspect shot and killed three people and wounded one at an auto body shop in Milton, Ont., before being shot and killed by police in Hamilton.

Hong, 48, is a 22-year veteran of the force and a traffic services officer who served with a highly specialized motorcycle unit that provides security escorts to dignitaries such as prime ministers and presidents.

Funeral proceedings will not be open to the public but can be viewed live online on the Toronto Police Service’s YouTube channel or on local television stations.

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“TPS is grateful for the outpouring of support and condolences from the public since the death of Constable Andrew Hong,” the force said in a statement.

Members of the public can view the funeral procession as it travels from Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home to the Toronto Congress Centre.

The procession begins at 9:25 a.m. and members of the public are invited to watch from Highway 407 overpasses along the route, such as Bathurst, Dufferin or Keele streets.

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Several road and highway ramp closures along the procession route will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m.

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