Community mourn sudden death of popular, long-time officer

        Bancroft Wright

Police are mourning the recent and sudden death of a long-time police officer and community icon recently.

On Saturday December 12 2020 it was announced that Bancroft Wright, an 18 year veteran of Peel Regional Police, passed away suddenly in his home due to a medical episode.

“The passing of Constable Wright has had a profound impact on all of us at Peel Regional Police. Constable Wright was an iconic figure in the community that he faithfully served for so many years,” said Peel police chief Nishan Duraiappah.

 “Constable Wright will be remembered for his love of his daughters, his passion for sports, his unforgettable voice, and his laugh that filled the room,” said Duraiappah.

 Over the last four years, Wright was assigned to Corporate Communications as a media officer, where he provided the public with news updates, did interviews, and ran social media.

He was also an active member and contributor to a number of community and professional groups over the years.

Peel paramedics, Halton police, Hamilton police and others took to social media to share their condolences including Michael J. Gyovai of the Peel Boys & Girls Club.