Chatham native Joe Prevett dies during K-9 training



CBC News

A Thunder Bay police officer, who is a Chatham native,  died while away at a K-9 training exercise near Gravenhurst, Ont.

Police say Const. Joseph [Joe] Prevett, 50, collapsed at about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday while participating in an Ontario Provincial Police training course with his new police service dog, Timber. Prevett was rushed to hospital in medical distress and died a short time later.

The Ministry of Labour and the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the death.

Thunder Bay police made the announcement with “profound sadness” in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

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A Facebook page has been started to allow people to offer condolences to the family.


  1. I went to school with Joe – John N. Given – and remember him well. So sad to read this. Condolences to his family.


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