Detachment mourns death of Nanaimo Mountie

NANAIMO – Flag flies at half staff as detachment mourns death of officer.

  • Mar. 26, 2013 6:00 a.m.

The flag at Nanaimo RCMP’s detachment on Milton Street flew at half staff last week as members mourned the death of a fellow officer.

Const. Willi Tung Chou, 27, was found dead at his home March 19.

Members of the Nanaimo detachment had gone to check on Chou when he did not show up for work, which was uncharacteristic of him, according to an RCMP press release.

A medical investigation determined a brain aneurism as the cause of death.

Chou, originally from Mississauga, Ont., served as a general duty officer at Nanaimo since graduating from the national RCMP training depot in Regina, Sask., in 2012.