IIO Investigating Death of Richmond RCMP Officer (2021-043)

Case: 2021-043 Incident Date: February 21, 2021 Agency: RCMP Location: Richmond Detachment: Richmond Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Information Bulletin
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. is investigating the circumstances surrounding the February 21 death of an off-duty member of the Richmond RCMP.

At approximately 9:15 pm on February 21, calls to 911 reported a woman considering self-harm. Just after 10:00 pm, Vancouver Police officers located the woman’s body on the sidewalk of the Moray Bridge in Richmond. She had suffered what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries.

The IIO is investigating the circumstances surrounding this death. Further details will not be released at this time in order to protect the integrity of the investigation. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.


The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.

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