Young Mountie lived in Sooke

Const. Sarah Beckett, 32, died while on duty in Langford.

  • Wed Apr 6th, 2016 6:00pm
  • News

A West Shore RCMP officer who was killed in a Langford crash Tuesday morning lived in Sooke.

Const. Sarah Beckett, 32, died while on duty.

She had a husband and two young children.

Beckett was with the RCMP since 2005 and has served with the Port McNeill and West Shore detachments, as well as the Vancouver Island Integrated Crime Unit.

She was on duty in a marked police car when she was struck on the driver’s side by a pickup truck, said RCMP Chief Supt. Ray Bernoties, Island District commander.

Paramedics attempted to revive Beckett, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to hospital. He is now in police custody.

No charges have been laid,

A Gofundme account has been set up for Beckett’s family on line at gofundme.com. Organizers hope to raise $5,000.