Constable Garrett Styles York Regional Police Service Ontario End of Watch: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Biographical Info Age: 32 Tour of Duty: 7 years Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details Cause of Death: Vehicular assault Date of Incident: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Weapon Used: Automobile Suspect Info: Charged with murder
Constable Garrett Styles was killed after being dragged by a vehicle while making a traffic stop at approximately 4:50 am.
He had stopped a vehicle being driven by an unlicensed 15-year-old boy at the intersection of Herald Road and Highway 48 in East Gwillimbury. As he spoke to the driver the van suddenly accelerated, dragging Constable Styles approximately 300 meters.
The vehicle rolled over, trapping Constable Styles underneath it. Despite being severely injured, he was able to radio for assistance and advise dispatchers and other officers of the situation.
Constable Style was transported to South Lake Regional Health Centre, in Newmarket, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle that struck him was taken into custody and charged with first degree murder.
Constable Styles had served with the York Regional Police Service for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.