The police chaplains of the Canadian Police Chaplain Association extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the family and peers of Sault Ste. Marie PS Constable Orrette ROBINSON.
While travelling home on his motorcycle after an OT shift, a collision occurred resulting in the death of this 36-year-old officer. This is a tragic loss of a man who had just commenced his Canadian policing career in 2021. I think of the immediate and long-term loss for his family and friends, but I also think about the long-term loss of a future of continued dedicated service to the community of Sault Ste. Marie. In the words of Sir Robert Peel considered the father of modern-day policing, "The police are the public, and the public are the police." This being true, the loss of Constable Robinson affects the present and the future within the community of Sault Ste. Marie. The tapestry of good deeds and positive encounters with residents of the Sault will remain unfilled by Constable Robinson - a significant loss for the community.
Tragedies such as Orrette's death cause us to pause for reflection and association. It was only two months ago that my wife and I rode our Harley through Sault Ste. Marie; the first time in Sault for me. I recall the beauty of the surroundings and the thought that Sault would be a nice place to revisit for a longer duration of time.
Chaplains of the CPCA extend our thoughts, prayers, and gratitude to all the First Responders and Investigators who provided their services concerning all aspects of this tragic incident. We also pray for the wellbeing of the driver of the other vehicle.
Constable Robinson will not be forgotten.
With deepest sympathy,
BPS Chaplain/Constable Bruce Ewanyshyn
ICPC Director Region 1