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Thousands gathered in Richmond to mourn Burnaby Constable

4,500 people gathered in Richmond this afternoon (Wednesday) to mourn the loss of Constable Shaelyn Yang.

Constable Shaelyn Yang’s funeral (Photo provided by BC RCMP)

This included thousands of police officers from across Canada, as well as Canadian Armed forces, Border Services, Ambulance Services, BC Sheriffs, and Firefighters.

A “large contingent” of officers from northern BC also made the trip to mourn the loss.

Constable Shaelyn Yang’s funeral (Photo provided by BC RCMP)

Yang died last month after being stabbed by a homeless man while on duty in a Burnaby park.

The 37-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder.

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