As we learn more about the events that took place this month in Memphis, we join all those mourning this tragedy. A life was lost, and the dignity of an individual was taken away by those who were entrusted to protect their community.

The news that is being shared from Memphis is deeply troubling for the public, and police officers alike. We have expectations of public safety organizations, and when events like this happen, it tears at the very fabric of our society. We recognize the significant impact of these tragedies, and we know that these actions negatively impact trust in police, and the sense of legitimacy in our organizations.

The Barrie Police Service values the relationships we have built throughout our city, and will continue to work to maintain the trust of our community every single day.


Rich Johnston
Chief of Police

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