Flowers left by residents adorn a table at the Hope RCPM detachment in honour of Const. Heidi Stevenson, killed by a shooter in Nova Scotia who killed at least 18 people in the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. Submitted photo

Flowers, flags at half mast in Hope for Nova Scotia officer killed in line of duty

One police officer, and at least 18 others, were killed in deadliest shooting in Canadian history

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.

Read more: Probe into mass killing in Nova Scotia continues as names of victims emerge

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.”

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The flag is at half mast at Hope’s RCMP detachment Monday, following the mass shooting in Nova Scotia where a police officer was killed. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

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