Funeral for slain OPP officer draws thousands Ontario wide

Pallbearers carry the casket of OPP Const. Grzegorz (Greg) Pierzchala during his funeral service in Barrie, Ont., Wednesday, Jan.4, 2023, made its way through packed crowds with representatives from across the province including Six Nation police and emergency personnel and Elected Chief Mark Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank GunnT in this undated handout photo. 

By Sharif Hassan and Fakiha Baig  The Canadian Press Const. Greg Pierzchala enjoyed nature, was a fan of art, excelled at his job as a new police officer and above all, loved protecting his family and the communities he served. Loved ones, friends and hundreds of fellow officers gathered last Wednesday at a funeral for the Ontario Provincial Police constable who was killed in a shooting ambush remembering the 28-year-old as “humble, generous, funny and competent.” Among the police officers present for the funeral of Constable Pierzchala were 26 members from Six Nations Police Service, Police Chief Darren Montour and Six Nations Elected Chief Mark Hill. Six Nations Police Chief Darren Montour told Turtle Island News “It is always tragic when a police officer is killed in the line of…

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