Tragic death of constable – visitation today – wake up call for all motorists

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Garrett Styles. Will be remembered today. Hopefully his tragic death will serve as a reminder to motorists in Ontario and Canada. Photo by York Police Services..

From the Tor Star News Service

There will be a visitation today for a York Regional Police officer killed in the line of duty last week.

The funeral Tuesday for Const. Garrett Styles is expected to attract 6,000 officers from across Canada and the U.S.

The visitation for the 32-year-old will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 8088 Yonge St., in Thornhill.

Styles leaves his wife, Melissa, and two children, 2½-year-old Meredith and 9-week-old Nolan.

A 15-year-old boy is due in court Thursday to face a first-degree murder charge in Styles’ death.

Police allege the boy was driving a minivan that dragged and crushed Styles during a traffic stop.

The boy cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The maximum sentence allowed for anyone convicted under the act is life with no possibility of parole for 10 years.


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