Salmon Arm RCMP and firefighters went silent Friday morning in honour of the 22 lives lost in the Nova Scotia shootings.
Among those killed in the April 18 and 19 mass shooting was Const. Heidi Stevenson, a 23 veteran of the force and mother of two. During a ceremony that began just before 10 a.m. on Friday, April 24, Staff Sgt. Scott West, accompanied by officers and staff at the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment, honoured the memory of the victims while paying tribute to their fallen comrade.
“This ceremony symbolizes they are with us and they are here in spirit…,” said West, who then pointed to a table set for one, with each part of the setting imbued with symbolic meaning, recognizing those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty.
Salmon Arm firefighters also held a minute of silence at Hall 3.