Ministry of the
Solicitor General

OCC Inquest Tomic 2018

Office of the Chief Coroner

Verdict of Coroner's Jury

Office of the Chief Coroner

The Coroners Act - Province of Ontario


Surname: Tomic
Given name(s): Mark
Age: 33

Held at: 25 Morton Shulman Avenue, Toronto
From: June 18, 2018
To: June 22, 2018
By: Dr. John Carlisle
having been duly sworn/affirmed, have inquired into and determined the following:

Name of deceased: Mark Tomic
Date and time of death: July 1, 2015 at 2:57 a.m.
Place of death: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto
Cause of death: Cocaine intoxication in a man with chronic heart disease, past cocaine use, anabolic steroid use, and multiple injuries.
By what means: Accident

(Original signed by: Foreperson)


The verdict was received on the 22 of June, 2018
Coroner's name: Dr. John Carlisle
(Original signed by coroner)


We, the jury, wish to make the following recommendations:


Inquest into the death of:

Mark Tomic


Jury Recommendations

To the Ontario Police College and the Toronto Police College:

Consider using the circumstances of the death of Mark Tomic as a dynamic training scenario and for discussion purposes. It may help illustrate how officers make their initial assessments of the situation and their need to continually reassess, plan, and act as the available information or circumstances change. This may include transitions between different response options.