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Candlelight vigil held for Const. Sarah Beckett

As many as 3000 people turned out last night in Langford, west of Victoria, for a candlelight march to remember Constable Sarah Beckett.

Funeral is planned for the Q Centre in Colwood Tuesday

About 3,000 people turned out last night in Langford, west of Victoria, for a candlelight march to remember Constable Sarah Beckett. (CHEK)

As many as 3,000 people turned out last night in Langford, west of Victoria, for a candlelight march to remember Const. Sarah Beckett.

Participants walked about a kilometre to Veteran's Memorial Park from the intersection where Beckett died last week.

Plans are underway for an RCMP regimental funeral for Beckett, the RCMP officer who died this week in a collision in Langford, B.C.

The funeral for Beckett will be held on Tuesday at the Q Centre in Colwood, according to information released by the Capital Regional District.

The arena seats about 3,100 people.

A candlelight march was held in memory of Const. Sarah Beckett who was killed on April 4, 2016. (CHEK)

Hundreds of Victoria area residents lined the streets last Thursday as police escorted Beckett's body to the airport so it could be flown to Vernon for tests.

Const. Sarah Beckett died last Tuesday when her police cruiser was in a collision with a pick-up truck in the Victoria suburb of Langford. 

Beckett, an 11-year member of the force who spent her entire career on Vancouver Island, is survived by her husband and two young children.

The driver of the other vehicle was arrested at the scene and released last Wednesday. No charges have been laid, but police said the investigation is ongoing.

With files from Mike Laanela, Madeline Green

RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett, shown here in a 2008 Facebook photo, was killed in a collision early Tuesday morning near Victoria. (Facebook )
   

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