The West Shore RCMP Detachment today unveiled a Wall of Honour in memory of fallen West Shore RCMP officers.
The ceremony coincided with the two-year anniversary of the tragic on-duty death of Constable Sarah Beckett, who will be recognized and remembered on the wall.
“We cannot thank the community enough for the outpouring of support they have given us since Sarah’s death. Sarah was killed two years ago, but it seems like yesterday for us. This is a chance to give her the honour she deserves,” says Constable Matt Baker of the West Shore RCMP.
On May 5, 2016, at approx 3:30 am, Cst Sarah Beckett was killed when an impaired driver in a pickup truck, hit her police car at Goldstream Avenue and Peatt Road, Langford. The 32-year-old wife and mother of two young boys had been with the force for 11 years.
2 years ago today, April 5th, 2016, @WestshoreRCMP not only lost a great friend but a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a sister. Cst. Sarah Beckett Reg# 51939. You are missed, Sarah. pic.twitter.com/1LWrpedRG1
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) April 5, 2018
Cst Sarah Beckett touched so many lives, as was evident by the standing room only and grief that carries on to this day. In attendance were mayors, community leaders, law enforcement officers from across the GVA, Sarah’s family and friends, as well as the general public.
The close-knit detachment is still coping with the loss of not only an officer but also a friend. The wall is a chance for everyone to remember her life and sacrifice.
Specifically located in a public and welcoming area of the detachment, the wall will also serve as a reminder of the sacrifice of all RCMP officers. Members of the community are encouraged to come and pay their respects.
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4