Sherah VanLaerhoven

Pig experiment chance to share forensic knowledge with Windsor police officers

Police officers who arrive at fatal crime scenes will be better prepared to gather evidence after participating in an unusual training experiment with members of the university’s forensic sciences program.

“It’s a great learning experience for my officers,” Sgt. Doug Cowper of the Windsor Police Service’s forensic identification branch said yesterday, just before he and some of his colleagues got to the gruesome task of exhuming several dead pigs that had been buried behind the police training facility on Sandwich Street.