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News Release

SIU Investigates Off-duty Death of Peel Regional Police Officer in Cambridge

Case Number: 08-OCD-108

TORONTO (13 June, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is looking into the death of an off-duty Peel Regional Police officer in Wellington County.

The body of the 41 year-old off-duty police officer was found in his personal vehicle around 4:30 a.m. this date.

The vehicle was located by officers of the Waterloo Regional Police in a laneway in a remote area near Wellington County Road 34 and 35 near Cambridge north of Highway 401.

The SIU investigation will determine the circumstances and sequence of events leading up to the death.

There is no police investigation with regard to suspects in this case.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342