Hundreds of people gathered at Grand Parade Square in Halifax for the 40e Annual Memorial Service for Nova Scotia’s Fallen Peace Officers on Sundays.
Two and a half years after losing his life in the mass shootings in Nova Scotia, notorious RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson has been officially inducted into the ranks of the dead.
“Heidi was a neighbor who greeted everyone. She was a busy mother who volunteered at school. She was the friend who delivered cinnamon rolls and homemade bread. I know that firsthand from working with her,” the RCMP sergeant said. Angie Hawryluk.
His colleague said they continued to grapple with what had happened.
“She was a respected member and loved by all. She was a caregiver and we miss her very much,” added Sgt. Hawryluk.
Hundreds of people, from police to emergency first responders and military personnel, gathered to mark the anniversary of the memorial service.
“This gives us the opportunity to come together and remember those who have fallen in the line of duty and support their families,” said Const. Nicolas Gagnon, Acting Public Information Officer for the Halifax Regional Police.
Wreaths were laid at the memorial to honor those who left too soon.
const. Stevenson’s name is now engraved on the monument. Her life as a daughter, mother, wife and officer continues to be remembered and missed by those she loved and cared for.