Constable Garrett Styles was killed after being dragged by a vehicle while making a traffic stop at approximately 4:50AM on June 28th 2011. 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 Styles was transported to Southlake Regional Health Centre, in Newmarket, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Constable Styles had served with the York Regional Police Service for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.