Vigils were held and sacred fires lit this weekend in memory of a Manitoulin OPP officer killed in the line of duty late last week.
The Special Investigation Unit says shortly after 11:00 am last Thursday, two Manitoulin OPP officers were conducting a follow-up investigation related to a property dispute.
There was an interaction between a person at the scene and an officer with fatal shots fired and both succumbing to their injuries.
Fifty-two-year-old Constable Marc Hovingh and 60-year-old Gary Brohman of Gore Bay has been identified as the deceased.
Flags are at half-mast and condolences sent to Hovingh’s family from the Prime Minister and MPP Mike Mantha, among many others.
Algoma Manitoulin Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes will address the House today in memory of Officer Hovingh.
The investigation is being carried out by the Special Investigation Unit with the Greater Sudbury Police Service assistance.