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Della Sonya Beyak

In memory of:

Constable Della Sonya Beyak

March 15, 1989
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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F Division

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October 23, 1967
Winnipegosis, Manitoba


June 10, 1988
Regina, Saskatchewan

Cst. Beyak is the first woman to be entered on the Honour Roll. She was a participant in many sports and activities. She was an outstanding figure skater, member of the 4-H club and a member of the Sopilka Ukrainian Dancers. Prior to joining the Force she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Manitoba. Cst. Beyak always wanted to be a police officer. A troop mate of hers said that she "embodied optimism, hope, excitement for a new career”. Cst. Beyak was attending a call for assistance when she edged her vehicle out across the centre line to see if she could pass a slow-moving transport truck that was throwing blinding snow onto her windshield. When she edged her vehicle out, she instantly collided head-on with the Coroner who had just left a collision scene. An ambulance then rear-ended the Coroner. Cst. Beyak is buried in the cemetery of Winnipegosis, MB.

Commemorated on Page 187 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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