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BC Ferries offers first responders free rides to Const. Yang's funeral

The regimental funeral for the fallen Burnaby police officer and Richmond resident will be held on Nov. 2 at the Oval.
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The B.C. Ferries vessel Island K’ulut’a’. B.C. FERRIES

First responders travelling to and from the funeral of Const. Shaelyn Yang have been offered free rides on BC Ferries routes.

BC Ferries chief operating officer (COO) said it’s a “small gesture” to show their gratitude to police officers and first responders.

Corrine Storey, vice-president and COO, said BC Ferries works closely with police services at their terminals and onboard.

“We want to show our support and appreciation for all officers and first responders in B.C. who work incredibly hard to keep our communities safe,” said Storey in a media release.

Yang, who was a Richmond resident and a Burnaby RCMP officer, was killed on Oct. 18 while attending a homeless campsite at a Burnaby park.

The regimental funeral will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Free rides for emergency first responders going to and from the funeral will be offered on Nov. 1, 2 and 3. They will be asked to identify themselves to ticket agents by uniform or official identification.

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