This is to inform you that a veteran officer of the Toronto Police Department has died by suicide. Yes, it has been confirmed by Toronto Police that a uniformed officer of the department has committed suicide. The tragic demise of a Toronto Police officer has raised concern about police officers’ mental health because this news surfaced after one more police officer of the Toronto Police Department took his own life a few days ago. Reports have suggested that the Toronto Police officer died on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. People have been thrown into a frenzy after listening to this news. What is the name of the late Toronto Police Officer? In the following section, we have mentioned what the officials of Toronto Police said about this incident. Kindly drag down the page and take a look below.
Toronto Police Officer Suicide
Currently, the whole community of Toronto Police is mourning the demise of a veteran member who took his life on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. The chief of Toronto Police confirmed the news of an officer’s death by suicide. Myron Demkiw, Toronto Police Chief said, “We are heartbroken” He also requested people to pay respect to the officer’s family during this time. Swipe down the page and take a look below.
What was the name of the late Toronto Police officer? We are bound to not reveal the name of the deceased as the family of the officer requested the Toronto Police Department to not release his name. However, police chief Myron Demkiw said the officer served for 26 years in Toronto Police Service. The late Toronto Police officer is survived by his wife and sons. Nevertheless, Myron Demkiw also extended his condolences, support, and thoughts to the grieving family. Shift to the next section and read more details.
He further added, “In the face of unimaginable tragedy we encourage you to make use of the mental health and wellbeing resources and tools the service offers.” Jon Reid who is the president of the Toronto Police Association said in a memo to his members that “the TPA will work with the service to provide whatever support the officer’s family, friends, and colleagues require during this incredibly difficult time.” Several police officers from Toronto Police Service have committed suicide over the years. In this case, the officer did not commit suicide while on the job. The police chief wrote to his members, “policing is an honorable and heroic profession but today we have a stark reminder of the long-lasting effects and devastating impact it can have.”