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Photograph: Constable Della Sonya Beyak

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Constable Della Sonya Beyak
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 15, 1989

Biographical Info
Age: 21
Tour of Duty: 9 months
Badge Number: 40153

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Wednesday, March 15, 1989
Incident Location: Saskatchewan
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Della Beyak died in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan as the result of a motor vehicle accident. The accident happened when Constable Beyak was responding to a fatal motor vehicle accident in a snowstorm.

It is reported that she was attempting to pass a semi-trailer that was kicking up snow which reduced visibility. Constable Beyak's vehicle hit head on with the coroner's vehicle. An ambulance responding to the same call, piled into the two vehicles. Constable Beyak and the coroner were killed. The ambulance driver suffered serious injury.

Constable Beyak had graduated from Depot Division only 3 months earlier. She was the first female RCMP officer to die in the line of duty.

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