OPP officer shot dead
The Canadian Press – 12/27/2022 / 4:27 p.m | History: 403439
Photo: Ontario Provincial Police
Police are searching for an unnamed woman and Randall McKenzie, 25, after a police officer was shot dead after reacting to a vehicle in a ditch.
UPDATE 4:30 p.m
The Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner has identified the officer who was shot.
“It is with an extremely heavy heart that I regret to announce that #OPP Provincial Police Officer Grzegorz Pierzchala was killed today while bravely on duty,” Commissioner Thomas Carrique wrote on Twitter.
Premier Doug Ford also confirmed that the suspects were arrested without incident.
“Our first responders are true heroes. We share the pain felt by family, friends and the wider police community as Ontario mourns this loss,” Ford wrote.
It is with an extremely heavy heart that I regret to announce that #OPP Provincial Police Officer Grzegorz Pierzchala was killed today while bravely on duty. Our hearts are with his loved ones and all OPP members at this tragic time. #HeroesInLife pic.twitter.com/Chg9RKiYTt
— Thomas Carrique (@OPPCommissioner) December 28, 2022
ORIGINAL 3:45 p.m
The Mayor of Haldimand County said an Ontario provincial police officer was shot dead.
Mayor Shelley Bentley said in a statement that she was “deeply saddened” by the loss of one of the county’s officers, who died on duty.
constant Edward Sanchuk of the Haldimand County OPP says in video posted to Twitter that an officer was shot while responding to a vehicle in a ditch. The officer was taken to the hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries.
#OPP officer shot dead after responding to call for vehicle in ditch at Indian Line and Walpole’s Consession 14. #OPP continues to investigate. More details to come. @HaldimandCounty #HaldimandOPP ^es pic.twitter.com/hgm6HyToMs
— OPP West Region (@OPP_WR) December 27, 2022
constant Sanchuk says a man and woman were seen fleeing the scene.
An emergency alert was issued advising all residents to stay put as the suspect is believed to be armed.
They are looking for Randall McKenzie, 25, in a black 2021 Chevrolet pickup truck. They also released a photo of an unnamed woman believed to be traveling with McKenzie.