Date set for funeral of slain B.C. RCMP officer

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A date and time have been set for the regimental funeral of Const. Shaelyn Yang, the RCMP officer killed within the line of responsibility in Burnaby, B.C.


The detachment has introduced that the Mounties will maintain the official service on Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. on the Olympic Oval in Richmond. Yang’s household is continuous to ask for privateness however is predicted to launch a press release by the RCMP within the coming days.


“The want to offer the household time and area is vital as they undergo the grieving course of and put together for the funeral,” the announcement says, noting that there has already been an outpouring of condolences from B.C. and past.


The funeral is not going to be open to the general public, with seating reserved for “household, invited friends, designated officers and uniformed members taking part within the funeral march,” based on the announcement.


However, the police pressure can also be establishing “various viewing choices.”


Yang, 31, joined the RCMP in 2019 and was working as a member of the Burnaby detachment’s psychological well being and homeless outreach group when she was fatally stabbed on Oct. 18.


Officials have stated she was referred to as to a park, together with a metropolis bylaw officer, and the pair had been engaged with somebody dwelling in a tent when an altercation erupted. Yang succumbed to her accidents after being rushed to the hospital.


The suspect, since recognized as Jongwon Ham, was shot and suffered non-life threatening accidents. Ham has been charged with first-degree assassination and is subsequent due in courtroom on the day of Yang’s funeral.

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