Today is the ceremonial funeral for a Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who was killed while on duty. I didn’t know Constable Sarah Beckett, but in the 20+ years I have worked for the RCMP in various administrative support capacities and places, I have met many like her.
Red stains the paper, hemorrhaging through dark letters and seeping into the margin. Blood-splattered paragraphs show so many gaping wounds the page seems to bleed with fatal injuries. Breathing deeply to calm my rising fear, I reach out unsteady hands to smooth and comfort the damaged paper. Focusing on a […]