West Grey Police Officer dies “under some tragic circumstances”

Police are investigating after an officer with the West Grey Police Service died Tuesday morning “under some tragic circumstances.”

The Owen Sound Police Service has taken over the probe into the officer’s death, acting Det.-Sgt. Craig Matheson confirmed Wednesday.

He said the death is not considered suspicious, but they are dealing with an officer death under some tragic circumstances.

The Ontario coroner’s office will be determining the cause of death, according to the West Grey Police Service.

“As this is an ongoing investigation, the West Grey Police Service and West Grey Police Association will not be making further comment on the circumstances,” said a release from the service, which was sent out Tuesday.

The officer had five years of service with the West Grey force.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the officer’s loved ones and colleagues. 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,” the release said.

“We encourage the public and members of our police family to reach out for support if needed.”