THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police Service Constable Joseph Prevett has passed away. The T.B.P.S. in a media statement say, “It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Constable Joseph Prevett”.
Constable Prevett was participating in a K-9 training exercise near Gravenhurst, Ontario at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning when he collapsed. He was rushed to hospital in medical distress. He died a short time later.
Constable Joseph Prevett was participating in a training course with the Ontario Provincial Police along with his new police service dog Timber.
Constable Prevett began his policing career in 1998 with Peel Regional Police. He became a member of the Thunder Bay Police Service in 2003. Joe was a member of the Emergency Task Unit of the T.B.P.S. where he was assigned as a police service dog handler.
Constable Prevett leaves a wife and family behind. He was 50 years of age at the time of his death.
Constable Prevett was a valued member of the Thunder Bay Police Service. He will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and serving with him.
Funeral arrangements are pending. The Ministry of Labour and the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the incident.
A special Facebook page will be set up by the Thunder Bay Police Service to receive condolences and provide information for funeral/memorial arrangements.
NetNewsLedger.com on behalf of our writers and team express our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Constable Joe Prevett.