OPP officer killed in line of duty on Manitoulin Island


An officer with the Ontario Provincial Police was killed in the line of duty on Thursday on Manitoulin Island. A civilian is also dead, according to Ontario’s police watchdog. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says OPP officers were sent to investigate an unwanted man on a property in Gore Bay, a community on the north-east coast of the island. When they arrived, an officer was shot and killed, the SIU said. OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique said on social media the officer was Const. Marc Hovingh, a 28-year veteran of the force. Police say that the man on the property was also shot, and died after being taken to hospital.

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