Honouring a hero: Burnaby RCMP thanks the public for patience during processions for Cst. Shaelyn Yang


2022-10-20 16:47 PDT

File # 2022-35029

Burnaby RCMP would like to thank the public for their understanding as processions for fallen officer Cst. Shaelyn Yang continue.

There have been two first responder processions to honour Cst. Yang since her tragic death on Tuesday, October 18. These processions have allowed partner agencies from across the Lower Mainland to honour Cst. Yang and show support for the Burnaby RCMP, while ensuring Cst. Yang is accompanied as she makes her way to her final resting place.

While efforts are made to mitigate traffic issues to the general public, two upcoming first responder processions may cause delays for drivers.

On Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m., an escort of first responder vehicles will leave Burnaby Hospital and proceed to Surrey. This escort will be followed by one more procession on Friday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m., from Surrey to Richmond.

We thank the public for their patience during these times. Routes are not being made public in an effort to reduce traffic impacts.

Image of police procession with motorcycles, and firetrucks beside image of fallen RCMP officer Cst. Shaelyn Yang

Burnaby RCMP would like to thank those who have reached out to express condolences and show support since Cst. Yang’s tragic death.

Those wishing to pay respects online can send condolences by email to RCMP.Condolences-Condoleances.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Books of condolence are also available for the public to sign in person at Burnaby RCMP’s main detachment (6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby) and Community Police Offices. List of locations.

Images of flowers and book of condolences at Burnaby RCMP detachment

As we grieve this tragic loss and focus on supporting our staff and Cst. Yang’s family and loved ones, we take strength from the support from our community, said Burnaby RCMP Officer In Charge, Chief Supt. Graham de le Gorgendiere. Thank you for helping us honour Cst. Yang’s life, service, and contribution to our community.

Image of RCMP officer in uniform saluting as an RCMP vehicle drives by

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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