Family of OPP Officer Who Died by Suicide Helps Frontline Workers Living with Trauma

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The family of an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer who died by suicide five years ago is seeing their work pay off after launching a fellowship in his honour.

Paul Horne from Oshawa was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he died at the age of 50.

“He was a top-notch human being. He had a very deep sense of caring,” Paul Horne’s brother, Rob Horne said. “My brother was really all about helping people and putting them on a better path in life.”

Horne was known to help others, so his family wanted to do the same thing.

As part of the family’s healing, they launched a fellowship in his name in 2021, partnering with Homewood Research Institute (HRI), based in Guelph. The institute helps first responders and frontline workers living with trauma.

Read more about the Horne Family Research Fund at HRI on the CTV News Kitchener website.