by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 02 2022
The RCMP wishes to thank the public for their outpouring of support and patience these past two weeks as we honoured our colleague and friend Constable Shaelyn Yang who was killed in the line of duty on October 18, 2022 in Burnaby, British Columbia.
We are grateful to our policing partners for the kindness they’ve shown and assistance they provided to Burnaby Detachment by contributing officers to take shifts so that Cst. Yang’s colleagues could manage in the immediate aftermath of the incident, and to attend the Regimental Funeral on Nov. 2.
We would like to thank the over 4,500 people, who attended Cst. Yang’s funeral. And many thanks to people who heard our call to wear red on Wednesday in support of Cst. Yang.
If you missed the live coverage of the Regimental Funeral, it is available at RCMPTV (YouTube).
Please go to our social media platforms at BC RCMP Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more information and photos.
We also wish to thank the media for their cooperation and tremendous assistance with the filming of ceremonial procession.
Attendees at the funeral included but were not limited to the following:
- RCMP Divisions and Districts from across Canada
- RCMP National Police Federation
- BC Municipal Police Departments
- Windsor Police Service
- Winnipeg Police Service
- York Regional Police
- Peel Regional Police
- U.S. Municipal & State law enforcement agencies
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- BC Sheriffs
- CN Police Service
- CP Police Service
- Police Association of Ontario
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
- Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
- Sûreté du Québec
- Kingston Police Service
- Niagara Police Service
- Burnaby Fire Department
- Canadian Armed Forces
- Saanich Military Police
- St. Johns Ambulance Burnaby
- Ambulance Paramedics of BC
The casket of Constable Shaelyn Yang is carried into the Richmond Oval by fellow RCMP officers Tuesday.