BARRIE, ON, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - On June 26, 2014 at approximately 9:23 a.m., Provincial Constable Peter Tucker, from Niagara Detachment, was escorting a motorcade as part of a training exercise. Just as they were entering the City of Barrie, Constable Tucker was struck by a goose causing his motorcycle to crash. The member was transported to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie and airlifted a short time later to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
Sadly, PC Tucker sustained life altering injuries and remains in critical but stable condition in the Critical Care Unit at Sunnybrook.
We are asking you to consider joining us in financially supporting Peter and his family through this difficult time.
With the permission of the family, a trust account has been established at the OPPA Credit Union. If you would like to donate you can do so by choosing one of the following methods:
- Via cheque sent to the OPPA Credit Union, 123 Ferris Lane, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4M 2Y1. Cheques should be made payable to Pete Tucker Trust Account #180620 . Cheques cannot be payable to Pete Tucker.
- Cash donations can be accepted at the OPPA Credit Union.
- Transfer from an existing OPPA Credit Union account into the Trust Account #180620. Members would be required to call the credit union to facilitate this.
- Log in to your financial institution, locate the "Transfer" tab or button and fill out the transfer form. Please use Tucker as the answer to the security question. The form will ask for the receiver's e-mail address: [email protected].
Headquartered in Barrie, the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) is the bargaining agent for over 6,000 uniformed officers and nearly 3,000 civilian members across Ontario. From Essex to Thessalon to Thunder Bay -- across nearly a million square kilometres of land and 100,000 square kilometres of waterways -- our members are proud to serve.
While our members are looking out for our communities, the Association is looking out for them. As their sole bargaining agent, we represent members' interests in negotiations with the employer (the Ontario government). However, an equally important task is the promotion of healthy, safe work environments. We advocate for better tools and equipment, improved health and safety standards, and better supports for members suffering operational stress injuries, among other things. These improvements help keep our members -- and our communities -- productive and safe.
SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police Association
For further information: Jim Christie, President and Chief Executive Officer, OPP Association, 800-461-4282, [email protected]; Josh Jutras, Strategic Communications Coordinator, OPP Association, 800-461-4282, [email protected]