B.C. constable who died in crash added to Mountie memorial
RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett is shown in a handout photo. (HO-BC RCMP/The Canadian Press)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:04PM PDT
REGINA - Mounties have added another name to their honour roll, cenotaph and memorial wall as the RCMP held its annual National Memorial Service in Regina for fallen members.
Const. Sarah Beckett was killed in April when her police cruiser was hit by a pickup truck in a Victoria-area intersection.
The 11-year member of the force left behind a husband and two young children.
The memorial ceremony on Sunday is held annually at RCMP Depot Divsion in Regina, where the force's academy is located.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says the memorial honours the fallen members for their service and is a reminder of what it means to commit one's life to the service of Canadians.
The addition Beckett's name to the memorial brings the total number of fallen members to 237 since the creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873.