Welcome back to Inside the Village, a one-of-a-kind podcast where all news is local — and no topic is off-limits.
On this week's episode, we take a closer look at the tragic shooting that claimed the lives of two South Simcoe police constables: Devon Northrup and Morgan Russell.
Our guest is Peter Leon, a retired OPP officer who now works as communications co-ordinator for the Barrie Police Service. His city will be hosting Thursday's funeral for the fallen officers, an event that is expected to attract thousands of fellow police officers — and large crowds of mourners watching as the procession steers toward Sadlon Arena.
"In policing, there is no such thing as a routine call," Leon says. "That next call could be a very, very serious occurrence, and certainly that is what we saw last Tuesday evening."
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