Owen Sound Police have released the name of the West Grey police officer who died north of Mount Forest Tuesday.
Police say 28-year-old Constable Cory Trainor was located deceased in a police vehicle on Sideroad 6 in Southgate Township.
City police say the ongoing investigation into Constable Trainor's death is not criminal in nature and is not being deemed suspicious.
The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario will determine official cause of death.
In a statement, West Grey Police acknowledged it was a "tragic loss" that is being felt throughout its close-knit community.
"And will inevitably continue to be felt for a long time to come," a West Grey Police statement explains. "The loss of one member affects us all."
Trainor also held the additional role as Media Relations and Corporate Communications Officer for West Grey Police. He published media releases about police investigations and promoted and attended local events. Trainor often spoke on behalf of the police service, not just to local media outlets but to national media outlets as well.
West Grey Mayor and Chair of the Police Services Board Christine Robinson says in a statement the community is mourning Trainor's loss, "It is with great sadness that we hear of the loss of one of our West Grey Police Service officers, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the officer’s family and continue to offer support to the West Grey Police Service during this difficult time."
Robinson says West Grey flags will be lowered to half-mast.
Inspector Dave Bishop of the Owen Sound police says in a statement: "The Owen Sound Police Service wishes to express our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Constable Trainor and to his friends and colleagues within the West Grey Police Service at this difficult time."
On behalf of all members of @OwenSoundPolice I wish to offer our sincere condolences to Chief Martin and all members of the @WestGreyPolice after the sudden passing of one of their own. We will support our friends at WGPS however we can. pic.twitter.com/tADIA4fv5S— ChiefAmbroseOSPS (@ChiefAmbroseOSP) February 19, 2020