Canada officer shot and killed
Const. Marc Hovingh, a 28-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police, was killed while responding to a call
By Police1 Staff
MANITOULIN ISLAND, Ontario — A police officer was shot and killed during an incident on Manitoulin Island Thursday.
According to Global News, Const. Marc Hovingh, a 28-year veteran with the Ontario Provincial Police, was fatally shot while responding to a report of an unwanted person on a property.
Police encountered the suspect and an altercation ensued. The suspect was also shot and pronounced dead at a hospital.
OPP are investigating the incident.
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Provincial Constable Marc Hovingh who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Manitoulin Island,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in a statement Thursday.
Our hearts go out to the members of @OPP, and the family, friends of PC Marc Hovingh, His loss is felt across the policing community. Heroes in life not death. https://t.co/WKfyAGgfKX— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) November 19, 2020