This year West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett joins the list of brave women and men that gave their lives in the line of duty to keep others safe.

Kenneth Jacob Fenton has been sentenced fours in prison for the crash that killed Cst. Sarah Beckett.

Upon his release, he will also face a five-year driving prohibition.

Fenton, 29, pleaded guilty in May to impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death.

He originally faced a total of five charges stemming from the fatal crash, but three of those charges were stayed.

Beckett was killed when Fenton’s truck slammed into her police cruiser on April 5, 2016, at the intersection of Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue in Langford.

A Family Torn Apart

The 11-year RCMP veteran was a wife and mother of two. She had only recently returned from maternity leave before her death.

Cst. Sarah Beckett with her children Emmitt and Lucas Image: Facebook

The night of the crash, Fenton had been drinking, distraught over the recent suicide of a friend. Samples taken after the crash showed he had more than 3.5 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Fenton told the court at his sentencing hearing that he was sorry for his actions and that he would take the officer’s place if he could.

Beckett’s husband told the court the hardest thing after his wife’s death was telling their six-year-old son that mom wasn’t coming home.

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