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At the York Region Committee of the Whole meeting on March 22, 2018, York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson and members of York Regional Council offered condolences to the family and friends of former York Regional Police Chief, Donald Hillock.

Mr. Hillock passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

“Donald Hillock was York Region’s second Chief of Police and is considered to be one of the founding fathers of York Regional Police. During his 32 years policing in York Region he was admired and respected by many,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “Flags at the York Region Administrative Centre have been lowered to half-mast in honour of his important service to our communities.”

Mr. Hillock began his law enforcement career  in October 1960 as a Cadet with the Aurora Police Department at the age of 19. When police services amalgamated in  1971, he became one of the new York Regional Police service’s first Detectives. He was promoted to Chief of York Regional Police in February 1986, and served this post until his retirement in November 1992.

Donald Hillock’s legacy will continue to live on amongst the many officers and members of our community who visit York Regional Police Headquarters on Don Hillock Drive in Aurora.

Chief Hillock is survived by his wife, Joan, and their children, Pam and Todd (Kate), and four grandchildren.

Details on funeral arrangements can be found here.



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