A memorial for RCMP Constable Sarah Beckett, who died in a car crash while on duty, has been set for Tuesday in Victoria.
In order to accommodate the hundreds expected to attend, BC Ferries is offering free trips to first responders travelling to and from Vancouver Island between April 12 and 13 for the memorial service.
BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall says they’re preparing for a high turnout.
“And we’ve actually added an extra sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay at 10am on April 12 to help with the volume of traffic we expect.”
“You know we deal with the police and first responders very frequently at our terminals and sometimes on our vessels, this is just a small gesture of thanks to show our support and appreciation for all of the work first responders do.”
Officers and first responders are asked to identify themselves to ticket agents by uniform or official ID.