Assault Police Officer
(Innisfil, ON) A 42-year old Innisfil man will be appearing for a bail hearing later today following a violent attack on a South Simcoe Police Service officer.
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 around 9:00 p.m., a Constable was at a home in the St. Johns Road and Innisfil Beach Road area of Innisfil to follow up on an occurrence from the previous day. A suspect emerged from the home and attacked the officer, punching and kicking the officer several times during the altercation. The officer was able to call for assistance and back-up arrived within a few minutes. After a brief confrontation, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to the South Division.
The Constable was taken to a local hospital by Simcoe County Paramedics with non-life-threatening injuries. The veteran officer was treated overnight, released and is expected to make a full recovery.
The suspect was held in custody and is facing charges including Assaulting a Police Officer and Assault Causing Bodily Harm.
“This unprovoked attack on one of our officers is unacceptable, but thankfully is not the norm in our communities. However, it does serve as a stark reminder of the possible dangers that police face every day,” said Chief Andrew Fletcher.
South Simcoe Police Service officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the confrontation to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Kai Johnson at (705) 436-2141 extension # 1040.
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