The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) mourns the tragic loss of 37-year-old Provincial Constable V.D. (Vu) Pham of the Huron County Detachment. Constable Pham died as the result of injuries sustained during a shooting incident on March 8, 2010.

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Constable Pham joined the OPP in 1995. During his 15-year career he served in the communities of Parry Sound and Cochrane and, finally, in Huron County. Constable Pham was an active and dedicated community member and a family man who leaves behind his wife and three young children.

Expressing the profound grief of the thousands of OPP members, Commissioner Julian Fantino said, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of this young, brave officer who was committed to protecting the citizens of Ontario. Pham was responding to an occurrence and doing what our people do every day in the line of duty. They take the initiative to respond to situations as they arise; he was just doing his job. Absolutely, it’s that pure. He was doing his job.”