Greg Pierzchala Obituary, Death – The funeral ceremony for Const. Grzegorz (Greg) Pierzchala, who was killed in the line of duty while serving with the Ontario Provincial Police, will begin in Barrie today (January 4) at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The funeral service that will be held in memory of Greg will take place at some point during the course of the day. The funeral procession started at about 9:30 in the morning at Adams Funeral Home, which is located at 445 St. Vincent Street in the city of Adams. The procession continued on its way to Sadlon Arena, which can be found at 555 Bayview Drive not long after it had left Adams Funeral Home.
The live stream will be made available for you to watch right here on this website as soon as it begins its broadcast. The previous week saw the shooting death of a police officer who had been assigned to serve in the region of Hagersville, Ontario. The officer, who was 28 years old, had been killed by a bullet to the head. It was just a few hours before he passed away that he learned he had successfully completed the 10-month probation period that he had been required to serve as a member of the OPP. He had been required to serve this period as a condition of his membership in the OPP. He was obliged to complete the period of probation as part of the terms of his sentence.
A little more than a year and a half had passed since he had joined the Ontario Provincial Police by the time the event occurred. Even though he was born in Toronto, Pierzchala spent the majority of his youth in the city of Barrie. This is despite the fact that he was born in Toronto. St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School, which is located in Barrie, is where he completed his secondary education and earned his diploma. He is a graduate of the institution.
The parade started on Big Bay Point Road at approximately 9:15 in the morning, continued heading south on Bayview Drive, and arrived at its destination, the Sadlon Arena, at the end of its route. People participating from a variety of agencies, including the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were among those who marched in the event. Other service personnel were also present. The community members lined the street as the funeral procession made its way down Bayview Drive so that they may offer their condolences to the family of the deceased as the procession went by. Bayview Drive was closed off for the duration of the funeral procession.