OPP officer killed in the line of duty on Manitoulin Island

28-year veteran of OPP succumbed to injuries sustained in undisclosed incident

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.

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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