Constable Jacques OstignySûreté du QuébecQuébecEnd of Watch: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Biographical InfoAge: 51Tour of Duty: 24 yearsBadge Number: 8654
Incident DetailsCause of Death: Heart attackDate of Incident: Wednesday, September 21, 2016Weapon Used: Not availableSuspect Info: Not available
Constable Jacques Ostigny suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to locate two hikers who had reported encountering a bear in a wooded area in Saguenay Fjord National Park.
The area was unpassable by vehicle, requiring Constable Ostigney to hike into the woods in an attempt to locate the hikers. During the search he became ill and collapsed.
He was flown to a local hospital where he passed away.
Constable Ostigny had served with the agency for 24 years.