Statement by Mayor Nancy Peckford and Deputy Mayor John Barclay on Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Mayor Nancy Peckford and Deputy Mayor John Barclay offered the following Statement on the Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty:

In the early morning of May 11, 2023, OPP Sgt. Eric Mueller was killed in the line of duty after a shooting in the Municipality of Clarence-Rockland. Two other officers were also shot and are recovering in hospital.

“This is a devastating development for our region and in particular, for the OPP community. On behalf of Council and the Municipality of North Grenville, we offer our sincere condolences to Sgt. Mueller’s family, friends, colleagues and fellow officers during this difficult time,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “We also wish the two other officers a quick recovery and are keeping them in our thoughts and hearts."

“This is a tragic event, one that is very close to home. Most of us will never know the risk police officers take when they go to work each and every day,” emphasized Deputy Mayor John Barclay and Chair of the North Grenville Police Services Board. “We honour Sgt. Eric Mueller who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of public safety.”

Sgt. Eric Mueller worked as a Constable in Grenville County prior to transferring to Clarence-Rockland.

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