Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Constable Sarah Beckett of the West Shore detachment of the RCMP, who was killed last week while on patrol in Langford, British Columbia.
I know I speak for all members of this House in offering our heartfelt condolences to her family, her friends, her colleagues, her community, the community she loved and worked so hard to protect and serve.
No words can describe the loss this tragedy represents. Each day in communities in Canada, police officers put themselves in harm’s way and put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Each day we owe them a debt of gratitude for the safety they work to ensure.
Today, a grieving and grateful community says goodbye to one of its heroes.
Today, we thank Constable Sarah Beckett for her service and acknowledge the sacrifice she made for us.