Thursday, April 5 will be a symbolic day for the West Shore RCMP.
The Langford detachment will be unveiling a Wall of Honour at noon in memory of fallen West Shore RCMP officers on the anniversary of Const. Sarah Beckett’s death. Beckett will also be recognized and remembered on the wall as well.
“We cannot thank the community enough for the outpouring of support they have given us since Sarah’s death. Sarah was killed two years ago but it seems like yesterday for us. This is a chance to give her the honour she deserves,” said Const. Matt Baker of the West Shore RCMP in a release.
Beckett was killed after her police cruiser was broadsided by a pickup truck in the Goldstream Avenue and Peatt Road intersection in Langford during the early morning hours of April 5, 2016.
The driver, Kenneth Jacob Fenton, whose blood alcohol level was 3.5 times the legal limit after the crash, pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death. In July 2017, he was sentenced to four years in prison.