Cst. Sarah Beckett, an RCMP officer from the West Shore Detachment in B.C., will be laid to rest on April 12 and to honour her services and her tragic death, the spouses of the RCMP are asking the Canadians across the country to wear red on Tuesday.
“It is with great sadness that we must embark on another WearRed campaign, we in the RCMP family would like to say how truly grateful we are for the outpouring of love and support with our previous WearRed campaigns in June of 2014 and January 2015. Red was worn across our great nation and worldwide. Our officers and their families felt and appreciated your love and support. We thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for making such tragic times in our lives a little less lonely,” stated the Facebook page the spouses have created in support of this campaign.
Beckett, 32, was killed on April 5 while on duty in a motor vehicle collision. A criminal investigation is currently underway.
Beckett leaves behind a husband and two very young boys.
“Each day throughout this province and country, families of police officers see their loved ones off to work, to serve their communities.
“The loss of Sarah will be felt by so many. Her death impacts not just the West Shore Detachment and the five municipalities and two First Nation communities it serves, but also all police and first responders in BC and across the country,” said Acting Commanding Officer Sharon Woodburn in a statement.
She is the 42nd RCMP to be lost in the line of duty in B.C.
Cst. Sarah Beckett’s funeral will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 2 p.m. PST. It will be an RCMP Regimental Funeral.
To share your WEAR RED, post photos on the event page or on your social media using the hashtags #WearRed #RCMP. Click here to access the event page.