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All members of the Timmins Police Service wish to forward their collective condolences to the family and grieving colleagues of OPP Const. Marc Hovingh, 52, of the Little Current detachment.

The officer who was killed in the line of duty yesterday while responding to an apparent property dispute call.

Hovingh was a 28-year veteran officer with the Ontario Provincial Police.

Flags at the Timmins Police station are flying at half-mast as a gesture of respect and condolence for the fallen officer.

Details in regards to the funeral arrangements for the officer are still being determined.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says OPP officers were sent to investigate an unwanted man on a property in Gore Bay, a community on the north-east coast of the island.

The two officers, from the Little Current OPP detachment, were following up on a property dispute investigation, according to the OPP.

When they arrived, Const Hovingh was shot and killed.  The investigation continues.

The man on the property was wounded and died after being taken to hospital.

He has yet to be identified pending all next of kin have been notifications being completed.

At this difficult time, Chief John Gauthier of the Timmins Police Service has offered any assistance or support services to our neighbors in policing at the OPP.