Toronto police officer killed in ‘ambush’

Toronto Division expresses our sincerest condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Cst. Andrew Hong who was killed on September 12, 2022.  Andrew leaves behind his wife and two children and his parents.  The horror of this act of violence is incomprehensible and the burdens placed on the survivors is almost insurmountable. 

CBC News ·

A gunman shot and killed a Toronto police officer at close range at a Mississauga, Ont., restaurant Monday afternoon in what police described as an unprovoked “ambush” — the first of a series of shootings that killed another man and wounded three others.

The attacks began outside a Tim Horton’s restaurant at around 2 p.m. A deadly shooting rampage ensued, spanning three communities west of Toronto and ending around 6:30 p.m., when police said they fatally shot the suspect in a Hamilton cemetery.

Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said Const. Andrew Hong, 48, was killed while on a joint training exercise with Peel and York Regional Police. He had stopped at the restaurant to take a lunch break, police said.

“This is devastating news for his family and for all members of the Toronto Police Service and our entire policing community. We will lean on each other while we work to support Constable Hong’s family, and each other, in our grief,” Ramer told reporters on Monday evening.

Hong, a member of the traffic services unit, had worked for the force for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, two children and parents.

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