With calls from the public becoming louder and SaultOnline’s front page poll showing more support for increased police funding, it appears as though our readers want to know what Mayor Christian Provenzano’s position was and what he had done with regards to the shooting which occurred over the weekend.
We reached out to Provenzano with the questions our readers had posed to us. Mainly, has the Mayor reached out to the officer and his family? And secondly, would he consider any increase in police funding if it was brought to him as a member of the Police Services Board.
Here was his response-
“Our thoughts are with the officer as he recovers from his injury, and I wish him the best. I was able to convey my thoughts and the support of the community to both the officer and his family. Being a police officer is a difficult job that is getting more challenging. Our officers work hard to serve our residents in difficult and often dangerous situations and I thank them for their service.
I also want to recognize and acknowledge the family and friends of the young man who was killed in the incident. They have suffered a loss which I expect is deep and difficult to deal with. I hope they can find some level of peace as they deal with their loss.”
Stay with SaultOnline as we continue to bring you updates and stories related to this incident.