On April 19, Nova Scotia RCMP lost a hero. Cst. Heidi Stevenson was killed while protecting others during an active shooter incident.
Heidi graduated from Depot, the RCMP Training Academy, on February 2, 1996. She spent most of her career in Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Halifax County, Halifax District and Enfield, Nova Scotia. She also served three years with the Musical Ride.
Cst. Stevenson was loved by many in the communities she served. The flowers being delivered to detachments and vigils being planned across the country are testimonies to the many lives she touched locally, nationally and internationally.
The RCMP is a family and we have lost one of our own. Every RCMP employee in Nova Scotia and across the country feels the loss. We are grieving with Cst. Stevenson's family and will continue to support them in the days, weeks and months ahead. A small, private funeral is being planned by Cst. Stevenson's family and a more formal celebration of life with a full regimental component will happen when it is safe to do so. Our employees and communities across the province are finding their own ways to honour her memory.
On Friday, April 24 at 2 p.m., RCMP members and employees will honour Cst. Stevenson. Where safe to do so and when operations permit, members and employees are encouraged to observe a moment of silence. Members of the public can also show support and honour Cst. Stevenson by wearing red tomorrow.
A cherished mom, wife, daughter, friend and colleague, Heidi will be deeply missed. Her obituary can be read at https://www.arbormemorial.ca/atlantic-dartmouth/obituaries/heidi-stevens.... Messages of condolence can be sent to RCMP.Condolences-Condoleances.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.