Sarah Beckett

Sarah Beckett's widower Brad Aschenbrenner, and their sons open the memorial playground with an official ribbon cutting Aug. 24, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 years later, crash that claimed officer’s life still reverberates through Greater Victoria

Const. Sarah Beckett’s memory lives on in the community, honoured with park, scholarship and annual run

 

Scott Macausland and his son, Declan (7), at the finish line of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Run. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drunk driving crash that killed B.C. officer still reverberates through community, 5 years later

Const. Sarah Beckett’s memory lives on in the community, honoured with park, scholarship and annual run

 

West Shore RCMP Const. Krysti Seutter, in 2017, places a vase filled with tulips next to a plaque honouring Const. Sarah Beckett in the detachment’s memorial garden. (Black Press Media file photo)

Belmont student earns scholarship honouring Greater Victoria Mountie killed in the line of duty

Annual scholarship honours Const. Sarah Beckett who died in 2016

 

113 new bricks were installed at Sarah Beckett Memorial Park Tuesday. Langford mother Evelyn Vasallo is relieved her son’s brick is laid. Jamie Whyte died due to a diabetic coma at 36. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
113 new bricks were installed at Sarah Beckett Memorial Park Tuesday. Langford mother Evelyn Vasallo is relieved her son’s brick is laid. Jamie Whyte died due to a diabetic coma at 36. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Adam Sawyer of Claremont Secondary and EJ Weston of Royal Bay Secondary were the recipients of the third annual Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship. (Capital Regional District photo)

CRD awards third annual Const. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship

Two Greater Victoria teens pursuing law enforcement are this year’s recipients

Adam Sawyer of Claremont Secondary and EJ Weston of Royal Bay Secondary were the recipients of the third annual Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship. (Capital Regional District photo)
An artistic rendering of plans for the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground in Langford. The playground is set to open on Aug. 24. (File contributed/ City of Langford)

Donations still needed to cover cost of Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground, opening Aug. 24

Local fundraisers have collected $150,000 of the required $250,000 in costs

An artistic rendering of plans for the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground in Langford. The playground is set to open on Aug. 24. (File contributed/ City of Langford)
Park rendering of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground. (City of Langford)

Playground a fitting tribute to Sarah Beckett

West Shore Rotary sells bricks to raise funds for playground equipment

  • May 27, 2019
Park rendering of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground. (City of Langford)
The 5K run is expecting to a host approximately 500 participants this year, including families and runners. (Courtesy of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Run Committee)

Traffic advisory issued for Saturday’s Sarah Beckett Run

Participants to cross West Shore Parkway in two locations near Langford Parkway and Glen Lake Road

The 5K run is expecting to a host approximately 500 participants this year, including families and runners. (Courtesy of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Run Committee)
Brad Aschenbrenner, widower of Const. Sarah Beckett who died in the line of duty in 2016, at the Langford Legion after the Nov. 11 ceremony. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Const. Sarah Beckett’s family honoured on Remembrance Day

Victoria Mountie was killed in the line of duty April 2016

  • Nov 14, 2018
Brad Aschenbrenner, widower of Const. Sarah Beckett who died in the line of duty in 2016, at the Langford Legion after the Nov. 11 ceremony. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Conservative MP Michael Cooper (left) and Brad Ashenbrenner, husband of late RCMP officer Sarah Beckett, are advocating to make changes to Bill C-75 in regards to impaired driving offences in the Canadian Criminal Code. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Husband of late Westshore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett calls for harsher DUI consequences

Brad Ashenbrenner spoke with MP Michael Cooper about changes to Bill C-75

Conservative MP Michael Cooper (left) and Brad Ashenbrenner, husband of late RCMP officer Sarah Beckett, are advocating to make changes to Bill C-75 in regards to impaired driving offences in the Canadian Criminal Code. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. (Photo contributed)

Applications now being accepted for Const. Sarah Beckett memorial scholarship

Annual scholarship raises awareness of traffic safety issues and the role police play in community

West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. (Photo contributed)
Deanna Jennings, Graham Bunn and Nick Poulopoulos. Jennings and Poulopoulos are the founders of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Cruise. This year’s third annual cruise takes place on Sunday, April 22, beginning at the Fountain Tire on Jacklin Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Annual cruise honours West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett

Sarah Beckett Memorial Cruise takes place Sunday, April 22

Deanna Jennings, Graham Bunn and Nick Poulopoulos. Jennings and Poulopoulos are the founders of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Cruise. This year’s third annual cruise takes place on Sunday, April 22, beginning at the Fountain Tire on Jacklin Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Const. Matthew Baker spoke during the unveiling of the Wall of Honour April 5, which will serve to honour fallen officers across the country and commemorates Const. Sarah Beckett’s passing in the line of duty.                                 (Lindsey Horsting                                /News Gazette staff)

West Shore RCMP unveils Wall of Honour

Const. Sarah Beckett honoured on anniversary of her death

Const. Matthew Baker spoke during the unveiling of the Wall of Honour April 5, which will serve to honour fallen officers across the country and commemorates Const. Sarah Beckett’s passing in the line of duty.                                 (Lindsey Horsting                                /News Gazette staff)
West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett to be honoured on anniversary of her death

West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett to be honoured on anniversary of her death

Langford detachment to unveil Wall of Honour Thursday

  • Apr 3, 2018
West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett to be honoured on anniversary of her death
Const. Sarah Beckett’s family sues drunk driver that killed her

Const. Sarah Beckett’s family sues drunk driver that killed her

Lawsuit seeks financial compensation from Kenneth Jacob Fenton

Const. Sarah Beckett’s family sues drunk driver that killed her
Family of Vancouver Island RCMP officer killed by drunk driver sues

Family of Vancouver Island RCMP officer killed by drunk driver sues

Lawsuit seeks financial compensation from Kenneth Jacob Fenton

Family of Vancouver Island RCMP officer killed by drunk driver sues
The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation that was a result of the crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)

Clear statement issued for officer involved in Beckett crash

Charges of dangerous driving, dangerous driving causing death and obstruction of justice not proven

The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation that was a result of the crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)
Swarmed by media, Kenneth Jacob Fenton (left) and his lawyers Chris Massey and Dale Marshall enter Western Communities Court for sentencing Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Fenton gets four years for crash that killed cop

Kenneth Jacob Fenton was drunk when he crashed into and killed an RCMP officer, Const. Sarah Beckett.

Swarmed by media, Kenneth Jacob Fenton (left) and his lawyers Chris Massey and Dale Marshall enter Western Communities Court for sentencing Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)

No charges for officer in connection with Beckett crash

Statement explaining decision to be released following sentencing of Fenton

  • Jul 11, 2017
The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)
Kenneth Jacob Fenton (centre) flanked by his lawyers Chris Masey and Dale Marshall head into the second day of the sentencing hearing for charges that stemmed from the crash that led to the death of RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

No decision until July 14 in sentencing hearing for Langford man involved in death of RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton chokes back tears while apologizing for his actions

Kenneth Jacob Fenton (centre) flanked by his lawyers Chris Masey and Dale Marshall head into the second day of the sentencing hearing for charges that stemmed from the crash that led to the death of RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)