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‘Go to the angels, Jenn’: Off-duty OPP officer dies after hunting rifle fired in Kirkland Lake home

Const. Jennifer Landry had been posted to the OPP’s Englehart office for 2 years
Const. Jennifer Landry. (Supplied/Charlie Angus)

KIRKLAND LAKE — An off-duty OPP officer died as a result of a gunshot injury at a Kirkland Lake home Oct. 13.

The OPP said in a press release that at 5:08 p.m. that evening, officers responded to a report of a seriously injured person resulting from the discharge of a hunting rifle at a residence on Poplar Avenue in Kirkland Lake.

Jennifer Landry, a 43-year-old from Kirkland Lake, was transported by Timiskaming EMS to a nearby hospital with a serious life-threatening gunshot injury, where she was pronounced deceased.

There is no concern for public safety.

Const. Landry was a member of the Temiskaming Shores Detachment of the OPP and had been posted to the Englehart office for just over two years. She was not on duty at the time of this incident. 

The investigation into her death is continuing with the assistance of the Kirkland Lake OPP Crime Unit and OPP North East Region Forensic Identification Services (FIS). A post-mortem is scheduled to take place in Sudbury Oct. 16.

A number of condolences have been shared on Twitter following Landry’s death, including by Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus, the OPP Association and Greater Sudbury Police. See below.