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The Municipality of West Grey mourns the loss of a West Grey Police officer

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Constable Cory Trainer is seen here (thumb up, second from right) in a photo taken June 12, 2019.


Update: On February 19th, 2020, investigators with the Owen Sound Police attended a post mortem examination with the coroner during which a determination was made that Constable Cory Trainor succumbed to a self-inflicted injury. There will be no further releases made with respect to this investigation. The Owen Sound Police Service wishes to express their most sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Constable Trainor. Mental wellness within our communities and our members remains a priority for Ontario police services. We encourage anyone who needs assistance or knows of someone who needs assistance to reach out for support through local health service providers.

The Municipality of West Grey is mourning the loss of one of its police officers who passed away February 18. “It is with great sadness that we hear of the loss of one of our West Grey Police Service officers,” said Mayor Christine Robinson, chair of the West Grey Police Service Board. “On behalf of the municipality and the board, 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."

Several other news outlets have also reported that Constable Cory Trainer was found dead in a police vehicle parked at Grey Road 109 and Southgate Road 6 on Tuesday morning. No cause-of-death has been released. Trainer was West Grey Police Services' Media Relations and Corporate Communications Officer and the point-of-contact for South Grey News as well as all other local media. He was 28 years-old.

A statement released by West Grey Police on Tuesday, reads “A member of the West Grey Police with five years of service passed away this morning. We extend our deepest condolences to the officer’s loved ones and colleagues. This traffic 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.”

West Grey flags will be lowered to half-mast as the community continues to mourn. 

No more details were released at this time.


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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