Thousands Pay Tribute To Fallen Vancouver Island Mother & Mountie

Thousands of people gathered to pay tribute to fallen RCMP Constable Sarah Beckett this afternoon at a heart-wrenching service in Colwood.

Thousands of people gathered to pay tribute to fallen Constable Sarah Beckett this afternoon at a heart-wrenching RCMP Regimental funeral service in Colwood on Vancouver Island.

The 11-year RCMP veteran died on-duty when a truck collided with her police cruiser in the early morning hours of April 5th.

 

She was 32 years old & leaves behind a husband and two little boys.

“Your mommy loved you guys more than anyone or anything…” said Beckett’s godfather Jack Hayden, who spoke on behalf of the family.

You can watch the RCMP Regimental Funeral Service in it’s entirety here:


*Note: You will have to forward the start to beyond the 4:30h mark as the live stream started broadcasting prior to 2pm.
A procession of thousands of uniformed law enforcement marched the Island Highway & Wilfert Road to the Q Centre ahead of the funeral.

Rain started JUST in time for memorial parade… #rcmp #cstsarahbeckett #cryingskies #westshorercmp

A photo posted by Mikey C. (@mc7719) on

 

The public showed support by attending in person, viewing the livestream from Westhills stadium or online, and wearing red in honour of Constable Beckett today.

Here are more sights & sounds, captured + shared by you today:

Today we pay our respects to fallen Mountie, Constable Sarah Beckett, from Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. Sarah is mother of two young sons, a wife, a sister and a daughter. She is also beloved to the vast amount of people whose lives she’s touched. A mother knows vigilance. The instinctive drive to stand on watch for her offspring. This is in itself a noble post. Constable Beckett also watched over her community for eleven years.. She was adored and respected and will forever remain in our hearts. Our deepest condolence to her immediate family. We send you love. Sarah Beckett, You are Loved- This photo was taken today in memory, at Jericho Pier, over looking the body of water that joins the mainland to Vancouver Island and beyond. Photo by @maddisonheisler #bigloveball #youareloved #sarahbeckett #vancouverisland #rcmp #mountie #seaofred #wearred

A photo posted by Big Love Ball (@bigloveball) on

#wearred #rcmp #cstsarahbeckett #rip

A photo posted by Mandi (@amandalee78) on

Paying our Respect #rip #cstsarahbeckett #respect #rcmp #wearred

A photo posted by Sarah Twinn (@misstwinn86) on

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