Chatham native Joe Prevett dies during K-9 training

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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.

For the full story, please click here to visit the CBC website.

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



4 Responses to Chatham native Joe Prevett dies during K-9 training

  1. Karen Carter Pynenbrouck says:

    Nice man, nice family. Condolences to all.

  2. Di Atfield says:

    Condolences to all.

  3. Trish Nelson says:

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

  4. So sorry to hear about this. My condolences to the Prevett families.

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