On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Constable Shaelyn Yang, 31, of the Burnaby RCMP detachment, was killed after answering the call to duty.
Shortly after 11am at a local park, she became entangled in an altercation, during which she was fatally stabbed and succumbed to her injuries.
Shaelyn is described by her loved ones as someone with an extraordinary gift for lifting others up. What set Shaelyn apart was her heart and its capacity to help and care for others.
Her innate spirit of putting others before herself was what led her to dedicate her life to service. After serving as a full-time volunteer with Richmond RCMP's Victim Services unit, Shaelyn started RCMP training in June 2019 and was posted at the Burnaby Detachment upon graduation.
Shaelyn’s heart gave her the exceptional ability to help the community’s most vulnerable. She was so full of compassion that there was no room for judgment and showed everyone through her actions that heroes do exist.
After this devastating and tragic loss, Shaelyn and her family are now the ones who need our help. Any donations will be used towards Shaelyn’s arrangements and to help her family’s finances while grieving. She is survived by her loving spouse and family.
This GoFundMe is organized by Shaelyn's and Simone's friends and loved ones.