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Procession for OPP Constable Grzegorz (Greg) Pierzchala

  • Date:December 29, 2022


A procession to escort Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Constable Grzegorz (Greg) Pierzchala will take place on Friday, December 30, 2022.

The 28-year-old OPP officer was murdered on December 27, 2022 while responding to a call west of Hagersville.

The procession will depart from the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto at 9:00 a.m. and travel northbound on Highway 400 to Barrie.

Members of the public are invited join First Responders in showing their respects from one of the many overpasses along the highway. Please do not stop on the highway to exit your vehicle as this poses a serious safety concern.

The OPP will livestream the media event on multiple platforms including:

A police funeral will be held in Barrie on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, with details to be announced once they have been finalized.

Update: 3:15pm December 30, 2022

LtoR TPA President Jon Reid, OPPA President John Cerasuolo, OPPA VP David Sabatini,
Sergeant Ed Sanchuk, PAO President Mark Baxter, OPPA Director Mike Adair

Our OPP Association Board of Directors, Toronto Police Association and Police Association of Ontario were part of a large display of respect from the policing, first responder community and the public this morning at the Procession from the Coroner's Office in Toronto to a funeral home in Barrie for our fallen officer, OPP Provincial Constable Grzegorz Pierzchala. Thank you to everyone who came out and saluted at the Coroner's Office and on bridges along the route. Thank you to everyone who have gone above and beyond to remember our Hero In Life. A Police Funeral will occur in Barrie on Wednesday January 4, 2023. Further details will be posted when available. 

Video by OPPA of start of Procession at Office of the Chief coroner in Toronto

Video of the Procession by OPP Highway Safety Division