Article Source: VOCM Local News Now
RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, who was killed in the line of duty during the tragic events in Nova Scotia over the weekend, is being remembered as someone who was full of life and happiness.
Constable Sarah Bass is originally from Deer Lake and works with the RCMP Detachment in Bay Roberts.
Bass says she knew the fallen officer well, and that it was Constable Stevenson who inspired her to pursue a career in law enforcement.
While she was going to University in Nova Scotia, she ended up renting an apartment that belonged to the officer. Bass fondly remembers first meeting her new landlord and the lasting impact it would have on her.
Stevenson came to the apartment in her uniform. Bass recalls that,
“The way she was talking about her career and the RCMP, she was so happy when she was doing it…it was captivating, the way she was doing it. It sucked me in.”
Bass remembers Stevenson as someone who was “always smiling, always happy, always positive.”
She reminisces about her police training. Stevenson would check in and send her messages of encouragement. Through the way she would write, Bass says, her joyful personality would really come through.
We are so moved by the messages and expressions of sympathy we’ve received, at Detachments and HQ and on social media, since the devastating loss of @RCMPNS Constable Heidi Stevenson. Your support means everything. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/QnqHPtA58r
— RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador (@RCMPNL) April 21, 2020
She shielded us at home for 23 years.
A mother of two. A dear friend.
Constable Heidi Stevenson
Please remember her.
Please say her name. pic.twitter.com/or0C98SLLK
— Canadian Forces in 🇺🇸 (@CAFinUS) April 19, 2020