Lieutenant Governor offers condolences to family and friends of Constable Robert Plunkett

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Lieutenant Governor offers condolences to family and friends of Constable Robert Plunkett

TORONTO, Aug. 3 - The Hon. James K. Bartleman today issued the following statement: In the name of Her Majesty The Queen, I offer my deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Constable Robert Plunkett, who was killed in the line of duty while serving with the York Regional Police Special Services Unit. Constable Plunkett's long-time support for people with disabilities shows that his sense of community service went far beyond his policing duties. Not only did he chair the Ontario Special Olympics in 2000, he supported that organization as a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser for 15 years. This strong record of public service compounds the loss all Ontarians feel at his passing. The tragic death of Constable Plunkett reminds us of the risks that police officers face every day as they serve and protect our communities. I have the deepest respect for those who serve in this way. I join with his family and friends and all members of the broader police community in mourning the loss of this dedicated and highly regarded officer.For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Tel. (416) 325-7780, www.Lt.gov.on.ca