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April 5, 2016

JIBC honours the life and service of West Shore RCMP officer

Flags at all JIBC campuses at half-mast to honour the dedication and sacrifice of Constable Sarah Beckett

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all JIBC campuses to honour West Shore RCMP Constable Sarah Beckett who died in the line of duty today.

Early this morning, Constable Beckett’s police cruiser was struck by another vehicle at an intersection in Langford, B.C. on Vancouver Island, and she did not survive the accident. An 11-year member of the RCMP, she leaves behind her husband and two young children.

“Our deepest condolences go out to Constable Beckett’s family, friends, and colleagues during this very difficult time,” said Dr. Laureen Styles, Vice-President, Academic. “Her dedication and service to her community are recognized, and will be remembered.” 

About Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.

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Last updated April 21, 2016