The sister of a former Canadian soldier who was shot and killed by Mounties in Prince George last year said she’s hoping a coroner’s inquest will answer lingering questions about her brother’s death.
Tracey Matters says she wants to know why her brother’s post-traumatic stress disorder didn’t seem to be a consideration in the RCMP’s response to her distraught brother.
Forty-year-old Greg Matters was wielding a hatchet when he was shot twice in the chest at his family’s rural property.
Police were called to his rural property following a dispute between Matters and his brother.
After a 30-hour stand-off, the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team moved in and fifteen minutes later he was dead.
Police were unsuccessful in their attempts to use a Taser to subdue him.
After a seven-month investigation, Prince George RCMP were cleared of any charges in relation to his death.
Matter’s mom and sister received the Memorial Cross as a tribute to his military service.
They said he was planning to study psychology so he could help other veterans with PTSD.
Matters was a 15-year Canadian Forces Vet who served in Bosnia.
With files from the Canadian Press