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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Update: Police Investigation Near Mount Forest Relates To Death Of Officer

Grey County | by Matt Hermiz  

Death of West Grey Police officer not considered suspicious; Owen Sound Police to investigate matter.

The Owen Sound Police Service is conducting an investigation into an incident near Mount Forest that relates to the death of a West Grey Police officer.

Grey Road 109 was blocked off and barricaded north of Mount Forest for several hours Tuesday due to a police investigation.

An OPP spokesperson initially confirmed an investigation was ongoing but did not provide additional details. Later, the spokesperson indicated Owen Sound Police had taken over the investigation.

A spokesperson for Owen Sound Police did not provide any details either, but said West Grey Police would issue a statement.

In that statement, West Grey Police acknowledged it was grieving the loss of one of its officers who had died Tuesday morning.

Provincial Police, Owen Sound Police or West Grey Police have not provided any details about the circumstances surrounding the officer's death -- only that it is not considered suspicious.

West Grey Police said the officer, who has not been identified, was with the force for five years. 

"We extend our deepest condolences to the officer's loved ones and colleagues," a West Grey Police statement explained. "This tragic loss of our colleague and friend is being felt throughout our close-knit community and will inevitably continue to be felt for a long time to come. The loss of one member affects us all."

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