As details begin to clarify around the most deadly mass shooting in Canadian history, local RCMP members are grieving the loss of one of their own.
The Canadian flag was at half mast at Hope’s RCMP detachment Monday to honour Const. Heidi Stevenson, killed when responding to a man on a shooting rampage through rural Nova Scotia that ended on Sunday.
In response to the tragedy that has claimed at least 19 lives not including the shooter, residents have been dropping off flowers at the detachment.
Staff Sergeant of the Hope RCMP Karol Rehdner thanked the community for their offers of condolences and their kindness, which keeps streaming in with more flowers delivered Monday afternoon.
“From a honk and a wave to flowers brought to the office, it goes a long way to bolster us during this difficult time,” he stated. “All of us here at the Hope, Boston Bar CPO offer our condolences to all the families touched by this tragedy in Nova Scotia and hold them in our thoughts.”