A Police officer has been shot by a gun and his condition is thought to be serious condition in Hospital in Toronto. The officer who is a long serving member of the force. The shooting is not the first fire arms incident in the area in recent time.
The Police officer from the southeastern Ontario town has been injured and taken to hospital after police were involved in a shooting Wednesday morning. A man is thought to of threatened officers with a gun before being shot as he would not surrender. In the process one of the officers was shot.
Ornge, the medical transport service have confirmed that the officer has been taken by air ambulance to Toronto where he is in a serious but stable condition.
Ornge has for a long time been a vital part of Ontarios local medical system, Ornge which is a not for profit organization which provides sophisticated medical transport at no cost to the individual for very ill and critically injured patients both in the air and on the ground.
The challenges faced by the staff are varied and vital in a province which is 1,076,395 km² in total area which can be compared to the size of France, Spain and the Netherlands combined.
In this hostile and massive environment, it is little wonder Ornge is one of the largest and most intricate transport medicine organizations in North America. They have an extensive fleet of both airplanes and helicopters as well as land based vehicles.
It is thought that his Body Armour may of saved his life. Armor is widely used by forces throughout Canada and even Mounties wear it now.
A statement from the the City of Kawartha Lake near Peterborough, says there is no threat to the public and have released no further details about the shooting in Lindsay which is about 132 km northeast of Toronto.
We will bring you more updates as they become available.