Young Mountie lived in Sooke

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

  • Apr. 6, 2016 6:00 p.m.

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.

 

Just Posted

Man dies after fall from Johnson Street Bridge

Man climbed railing of the Johnson Street Bridge, lost his balance and fell into the water below

VicPD notify public of sexual assault with weapon in Esquimalt

Officers ask residents to be vigilant while investigation continues

Local fundraising initiative addresses tampon recall

Period Posse checking donations during 10-day campaign

VIATEC’s 2018 “Startup of the Year” heads to Vegas for global spotlight

Victoria-based boat security company Barnacle Systems set for Consumer Electronics Show

Surprise coming to elderly Esquimalt woman who had $1,100 stolen from purse

Man had bumped into her while she was shopping, next thing she knew, the money was gone

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

5 tips for self-care, mental wellness this holiday season

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions urging British Columbians to prioritize self care through festive season

Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet

Mirielle was born with misshapen back legs and after a tough life on the streets, is looking for a forever home.

VIDEO: Craft growers will add to recreational market, cannabis producer says

Two B.C. men say their expertise in running small legal medical grow-ops a benefit to recreational market

World Sikh Organization demands Canada prove Sikh extremism is a threat

Sikh community says this is first time such extremism has been mentioned in federal terror-threat assessment

Risk of catching the flu increasing in B.C. this holiday season: BCCDC

Dr. Danuta Skowronski with the BC Centre for Disease Control says influenza will pick up during the holidays

Boeser has 2 points as Canucks ground Flyers 5-1

WATCH: Vancouver has little trouble with slumping Philly side

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Most Read