OPP officer’s funeral will be live-streamed from Barry Wednesday

Ontario Police Department (OPP) Const Private Funeral Services. Grzegorz “Greg” Pierzchala will be held Wednesday at 11am at his Barrie in his hometown.

The service will not be open to the public, but will be streamed live on OPP’s social media channels. Youtube, twitterWhen FacebookThere will also be a virtual public viewing of the funeral at the Caledonian Lions Hall in Caledonia, near where Pierrcala served.

anyone can provide Condolences on OPP websiteAccording to OPP, flowers can be donated to the Holy Spirit Parish in Barry in lieu of flowers.

Pierzchala, based in the Haldimand County detachment, answered a call about the vehicle on December 27 in a ditch west of Hagersville, County. Police said he was fatally shot near his vehicle. This cop is 28 years old and has only been with the OPP for about a year.

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Ontario Police Constable Grzegorz Pierzchala is shown in this undated handout photo. (Canadian Press/HO, OPP)

Two suspects, Brandi Crystal Lynn Stewart Sperry, 30, and Randall Mackenzie, 25, have been charged with first-degree murder. The two allegedly shot Pierrcala from inside a stolen car. An arrest was made near the scene.

Mackenzie is a repeat violent offender who was out on bail at the time.

The Canadian Association of Police Chiefs statement On December 30, 2022, it said: bail procedures. ”

A funeral procession was held on December 30, including police and members of the public. From the Coroner’s Office in Toronto to Barry, I tracked down Pierchara’s body. Hundreds of people thronged the overpass along the highway and raised their hands in respect as the hearse and police cars passed by.

Canadian Press contributed to this report.

Tara McIsaac

Tara MacIsaac is a Toronto-based reporter for the Epoch Times.