In remembrance of Staff Sgt. Matthews, a book of condolence has been opened by Hamilton Police Service.
The condolence book is at Central Police Station, 155 King William Street.
It’s for Hamilton Police Service members and members of the public to sign.
The book will be available until 10:00 p.m. on December 20 and will then be given to the family of S/Sgt. Matthews.
NDP leader Andrea Horwath has released a statement regarding the death of Hamilton Police Staff Sergeant Ian Matthews.
“On behalf of Ontario New Democrats I want to send my thoughts and condolences on the death of Staff Sergeant Ian Matthews. The death of Staff Sergeant Matthews is reminder of that the work done by police is rarely simple or easy. Police are a family and they lost one of their own, but so are Hamiltonians and we lost one of our own. I’m saddened by this and my thoughts are with Ian Matthews’ friends, family, colleagues and everyone touched by this loss.”
At around 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Staff Sergeant Ian Matthews shot himself in the locker room at Central Police Station and was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Matthews died at about 10 o’clock last night.