The Victoria Police Department joins a nationwide moment of silence for the nearly two dozen victims of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria police observe nationwide moment of silence for Nova Scotia victims

Nearly two dozen people, including an officer, were killed in the mass shooting

The Victoria Police Department was among policing agencies that observed a moment of silence on Friday, joining those across the country, to acknowledge those killed in last weekend’s mass shooting in Nova Scotia.

The 10 a.m. moment of silence, which would be 2 p.m. in Nova Scotia, was organized in honour of RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson and the nearly two dozen other people who died over the course of 14-hour killing spree that spanned over five communities last weekend.

READ ALSO: Death toll in Nova Scotia shootings rises to 23

Among those lost were a nurse, two correctional officers, a family of three, a teacher and some of the killer’s neighbours.

“We were proud to participate in the 10 a.m. national moment of silence to honour and remember the victims of the Nova Scotia shootings, including RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson,” said Chief Del Manak in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with those impacted by this senseless tragedy.”

READ ALSO: Mourners struggle to grieve Nova Scotia mass-murder victims during pandemic

There was also a nationwide campaign #WearRedFriday calling on Canadians to wear red on April 24 as a tribute to those who died.

Other police agencies in the region from Oak Bay to the West Shore took to social media to share their love and take a moment to remember Stevenson, the officer killed in the line of duty.

— With files from Tracy Holmes



kendra.crighton@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Nova ScotiaVictoria Police Department

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

The Victoria Police Department joins in a nationwide moment of silence for the nearly two dozen victims of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Just Posted

Organizer, Victoria councillor, VicPD talk about upcoming rally for Black lives

‘It’s a simple ask’: Peace rally for Black lives organizer asks people to listen

George Floyd mural appears on Victoria street

Victoria artist Paul Archer painted the mural outside his shop on Fort Street

PHOTOS: Dozens show up to rebuild vandalized Victoria people-less protest

Chalk messages of support surround the fountain in Centennial Square

Saanich cancels recreation centre membership passes due to COVID-19

Pass-holders to receive account credit or refund, facilities remain closed

Black bear sighting reported on UVic campus

University urging residents in the area to be careful

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

POLL: Are you sending your children back to school this month?

Classrooms looked decidedly different when students headed back to school for the… Continue reading

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

Most Read