Service honours RCMP officer on first anniversary of her death in B.C.

By The Canadian Press
April 5, 2017 - 12:22pm

LANGFORD, B.C. — A service will be held today to mark the first anniversary of a Victoria-area RCMP officer’s death after a collision involving an alleged drunk driver.

Sarah Beckett died on April 5, 2016 when her cruiser was hit broadside by a truck in Langford, outside Victoria.

The 32-year-old married mother of two young boys had been a Mountie for 11 years and was serving with the West Shore detachment at the time of her death.

Today’s noon-hour service in Langford will be held outside the detachment, and the public is welcome to attend.

Kenneth Fenton, who is scheduled to appear in court later this week, has been charged with impaired driving causing death, flight from police and dangerous driving causing death.

A probe is also underway by the Independent Investigations Office, which has forwarded a report to Crown counsel for consideration of charges against an RCMP officer who was chasing a vehicle that hit Beckett’s cruiser. (CFAX)

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