Brockville police tight-lipped amid reports of apparent road rage incident involving firefighter

A screen shot from an apparent road rage incident that took place in Brockville on Saturday, Oct. 28. – Screengrab via video on Facebook

Brockville police say they are investigating an apparent road rage incident that occurred on Oct. 28, but have provided little additional information on the matter.

A video currently circulating on social media appears to show two men engaged in an altercation while parked at a stop sign in Brockville. While outside of their respective vehicles, a man driving a grey sedan shoves and then punches in the face a second man who is standing beside a red truck.

“These videos get circulated online with little to no context,” Staff Sergeant Darryl Boyd told Brockvilleist, after confirming that the incident is under investigation.

“The Brockville Police Service takes pride in conducting thorough investigations and not jumping to conclusions, while taking into consideration the effects on all individuals involved,” Boyd continued. He added that police will provide an update on the situation when the investigation is complete.

Boyd also confirmed that the individual doing the punching is a firefighter with the Elizabethtown-Kitley fire department.

In a now-deleted Oct. 29 Facebook post, Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire and Emergency Services stated:

“In relation to a traffic incident that occurred in the City of Brockville on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire & Emergency Services acknowledges and takes full responsibility for the involvement of our member.”

The statement went on to say that “we consider the safety and well-being of our residents and surrounding community to be of the utmost importance. Our thoughts go out to all who have been impacted by this incident.”

The fire department said the situation is being addressed internally, and no further comments will be made as the investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story, and further coverage will be provided as more information becomes available.

The Elizabethtown-Kitley fire department posted this statement to Facebook on Oct. 29. – Screengrab via Facebook

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