Serving with the OPP
Wednesday July 20, 2005
Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on the morning of July 20, 2005, two Bracebridge OPP officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute call west of Bala. The two officers in a marked OPP cruiser were travelling westbound on Muskoka Road 169 when they were involved in a collision with a moose crossing the roadway. After striking the animal, the cruiser came to rest in the south ditch. The weather was foggy and the moose was on the roadway at the time of the collision.
Constable Potts was driving the cruiser and was pronounced deceased at the scene.