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Public can sign books of condolence for slain Toronto police officer Andrew Hong | CBC News

Toronto police say books of condolence are being made available to allow the public to pay respects to an officer who was shot and killed earlier this week.

Const. Andrew Hong, 48, was one of two people killed Monday in a series of shootings across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Shakeel Ashraf, 38, the owner of an auto repair shop in Milton and a beloved figure in his local community, was also killed, while three others were injured. 

Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah, Halton Regional Police Chief Steve Tanner and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie are set to speak to reporters at 10 a.m. ET about the investigation into the shooting spree. This story will be updated with any new details that emerge from the news conference.

Toronto police say members of the public who want to offer condolences to Hong’s family and colleagues can visit its headquarters and its traffic services building, or share their thoughts on its website.

The service provided the following locations and times for the public:

Traffic Services, 9 Hanna Ave.: Sept. 15 to Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

TPS Headquarters, 40 College St.

  • Sept. 15 and Sept. 16: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sept. 17 and Sept. 18: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 19 and Sept. 20: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Online at https://www.tps.ca/andrew-hong/

Police say they will announce details about Hong’s funeral later on Thursday.

Hong was a 22-year veteran of the Toronto police force, having spent the past 19 years with traffic services where he worked with a highly specialized motorcycle unit that provides security escorts for dignitaries like prime ministers and presidents.

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