To remember a colleague who died in the line of duty a year ago, Parking Enforcement members organized a successful softball tournament at Adams Park.
Parking Enforcement Supervisor Michael Wong died on June 27, 2016. He was on a call in an apartment building, responding to a parking lot dispute when he tripped over an uneven area, lost his balance and fell backwards over six steps. He landed on the back of his head and later died in hospital.
Wong joined the Service on August 7, 1990 and was promoted to patrol supervisor at Parking Enforcement East on March 12, 1994.
Funds raised from the baseball charity event were donated to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 110 Black Hawk Squadron.
Wong was an advocate for youth development and his children were heavily involved in the Air Cadets organization.
Shift supervisors Scott Greenaway and Dave Sirois, along with Community Liaison Officer Cynthia Chin and Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) Amanda Krasnowski-Cullen played significant roles in organizing the event that was supported by the Chief’s Office, PEO unit commander Kimberley Armstrong, the Toronto Police Association, the Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association and other Toronto Police Service leaders and members.
Property & Evidence, Mounted, Police Dog Services, the Auxiliary Unit, Brian Moniz and George Johnstone also provided logistical assistance, support and donations.
A total of $2,500 was raised.
Wong’s widow, Lillian, and children, Felicia and Gordon, attended the event.
“We are overwhelmed and grateful for this incredible show of support by the members of Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement,” said Lillian Wong.