The Commissioner for the provincial police confirms an OPP officer has been killed in the line of duty.
Constable Marc Hovingh – a 28 year veteran of the service – was shot and killed while responding to reports of an unwanted man on a property at Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island. He was one of two officers on the call.
A man on the property was also shot. He died later at hospital.
With great sadness I advise that PC Marc Hovingh, a 28 year veteran of the #OPP, has succumbed to his injuries sustained while bravely serving in the line of duty. Our hearts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this tragic time #HeroesInLife pic.twitter.com/9cVsYhUqcv— Thomas Carrique (@OPPCommissioner) November 19, 2020
Hovingh has ben described as a model police officer, a gentle giant.
He leaves a wife and four childen.
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the incident.
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