Close to 500 police officers, family members, friends, neighbours and community members packed the Durham Community Centre Wednesday to pay their last respects to West Grey Constable Cory Trainor.
It was an incredibly emotional service as Constable Cory Trainor’s young widow shared a love letter to her beloved that articulated her deep sorrow that their story was cut short.
Even so, Tyanna Mumby says she will be forever grateful for the time they had together.
Mumby, a Constable with the Peel Region Police, received an outpouring of support as hundreds of brothers and sisters in uniform from police detachments across Ontario attended the Memorial Service to pay their respects. (along with family, friends, and members of the public.)
Police Chief Robert Martin says West Grey Police are healing. He says while they have stumbled, they have not fallen and they will get through this difficult time together.
Fellow officers shared heart warming stories about Trainor and his commitment to family, the West Grey Police Service as well as the community as a whole.
At times the officers struggled to speak, so overwhelmed by emotion.
West Grey Mayor and Police Board Chair Christine Robinson says the entire community is grieving over the loss of one of their own.
Both Mayor Robinson and Police Chief Martin agree that Trainor played an important role in the West Grey community and he will be deeply missed.
Pastor Susan Kitely encouraged all in attendance to allow hope to be their anchor in this most difficult storm.
She challenged everyone to take the best of Trainor’s life and instead of letting pain overshadow everything that was good, take the good and let it shine through them.
Trainor was highly involved in many community events including the Special Olympics, The Torch Run and the Polar Dip.
On February 18th, Constable Cory Trainor, 28, died from a self-inflicted injury. He was found in his cruiser in Southgate Township.