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RCMP release details on how public can attend funeral for West Shore RCMP officer
Details have just been released on how the general public can attend Tuesday’s regimental funeral for Const. Sarah Beckett.
RCMP say members of the public are invited to join Beckett’s family and friends and law enforcement as they mourn her death and celebrate her service to our country.
The Const. Sarah Beckett funeral will be held at The Q Centre at 2 pm.
There will be designated seats for the public but they’re expected to be filled quickly. All those planning to attend The Q Centre will need to be seated by 12:45 p.m.
Primary public viewing at Westhills Stadium
Due to the high demand, the primary public viewing location for the funeral service will be at Westhills Stadium (1089 Langford Parkway).
The public is asked to be seated at this venue by 1:45 p.m.
Members of the public can also gather along the procession route. Uniformed law enforcement officers will march down the Island Highway, starting at Wilfert Road in Colwood and marching to The Q Centre.
More than 4,000 police and emergency responders are expected to march down the highway in honour of Const. Beckett.
Road closures for Const. Sarah Beckett funeral
The Island Highway will be closed to all vehicle traffic between Wilfert Road and Wale Road from approximately 11:30 am to 2 pm.
Vehicles will not be able to enter or exit businesses in the area during the closure.
Only law enforcement vehicles will be allowed through.
RCMP say the road closure is to ensure the safety of those taking part in the procession.