Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement about the death of Const. Sarah Beckett:
“Early this morning in Langford, Const. Sarah Beckett was on duty when her police cruiser was involved in a collision with a truck. Despite the best efforts of first responders on the scene, they were unable to save her.
“My thoughts are with Const. Beckett’s colleagues in the RCMP, and especially with her husband and her two young children. Nothing anyone can say will ease their pain during such a dark time. In the years to come, I hope they will take comfort in the knowledge that their mother was a hero.
“Each and every day, police officers put themselves in harm’s way to keep the rest of us safe. We should all take the opportunity to thank them more often.”