Iqaluit RCMP gathered on June 29 to remember Cst. Heidi Stevenson, who was among the 22 people who were killed in the 2020 Nova Scotia attacks on April 18/19. The 23-year veteran of the RCMP was gunned down on April 19.
RCMP members marched from the Iqaluit detachment through downtown and back to the detachment where a memorial service was held for those who died in Nova Scotia two years ago.
“Today we honour Cst. Heidi Stevenson, alongside our fellow officers in Iqaluit across the country. We join thousands of officers who travelled to Nova Scotia for Cst. Stevenson’s memorial service. Being held today in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia,” said C/Supt. Amanda Jones, Commanding Officer of ‘V’ Division at the memorial service.
“She will never be forgotten,” she added.
While the Nova Scotia shooting took place two years ago, the Iqaluit RCMP was unable to hold a public memorial service up until now due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It’s important for us and for the communities too that we hold a memorial service. This is the memorial service for Heidi we were unable to have because of Covid two years ago,” said Jones.
Particularly significant for the Iqaluit RCMP is coming together to mourn those who work hard to protect their community.
“It’s extremely important that Canada come together and mourn those who work hard for their communities and sacrifice their life to it.”