Sunday, September 11, 2016

Mountie added to memorial

The Canadian Press - Sep 11, 2016 / 5:24 pm |
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.

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