Procession for slain OPP officer Marc Hovingh passes through Barrie en route to Maintoulin Island

Constable Hovingh was killed in an exchange of gunfire

First responders and members of the public lined overpasses on Highway 400 Monday afternoon to honour slain Ontario Provincial Police Constable Marc Hovingh.

Highway 400 NB at Dunlop Street: Picture Provided-Ontario Provincial Police Association

Hovingh was killed in the line of duty last week.

His body was transported from a funeral home in Toronto for the five hour journey to Mindemoya on Mantioulin Island.

Barrie Police: Twitter

The Special Investigations Unit has said Hovingh and Gary Brohman were both killed on Thursday, Nov. 19 after an exchange of gunfire.

Hovingh was among the officers who responded to a call regarding an “unwanted man” on a property in Gore Bay.

Barrie city councillors held a moment of silence for Hovingh prior to their meeting on Monday night.

Mayor Jeff Lehman said Hovingh grew up in Barrie, and he attended Timothy Christian School. The family moved from Barrie before Hovingh finished high school.

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