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Manitoulin OPP officer honoured at ceremony

The 23rd annual Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Ceremony of Remembrance was held Sunday morning at the Ontario Police Memorial site on Queens Park Crescent.

The late Manitoulin OPP Constable Marc Hovingh was one of the 272 names on the wall, and one of the six new names added since the pandemic began.

Hovingh was 52 when he was killed in November of 2020 during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect involved in a property dispute.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said it was a privilege to be with the families of the fallen officers adding the six added to the wall gave their lives protecting the people of Ontario regardless of the risk and the definition of true bravery.

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The other inductees included two recent deaths; Constable Jeffrey Northrup of the Toronto Police Service in 2021 and Constable Joan Theresa VanBreda of the Niagara Regional Police who died in 2020 and three historical additions.

The historical additions are Constable John Teevens of the Guelph Police in 1945; Constable John Hickey of the Brantford Police Service in 1897 and Constable Alexander Wright of the Brockville Police Service in 1895.

 

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