Saturday, December 14, 2019

Police homicides by the numbers

Police officers across the country handle some of the most dangerous situations in our society on a daily basis. Since 1975, a total of 284 police officers have died on the job. Of these, 101 were homicide victims, while 88 were killed in vehicle accidents. (CBC)

Man’s deadly fall from Parkdale balcony ruled a homicide

TORONTO - Police have ruled a man’s fatal fall from a Parkdale balcony this weekend as a homicide and are now investigating. Officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious death at 103 West Lodge Ave. around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. They found a man lying in the front driveway of an apartment building. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. (Toronto Star)
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