Condolences to Tyler Dare family - BCGEU

The BCGEU's Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 executive offer our deepest condolences to the Tyler Dare family, his work family at Ford Mountain Correctional Centre and all the correctional officers who knew Tyler. 

Whenever Tyler's name comes up, the first thing his peers and co-workers mention is his love for his young son. Tyler was a correctional officer who left us too soon – an all too common occurrence among first responders.

Although the investigation into this tragic incident is in the early stages, the Component 1 executive will follow the proceedings closely, in part to determine what level of support should be in place for first responder members. 

The component executive believes that a joint investigation process would help address the impact of lengthy investigations, to reduce stress on members whose livelihoods are affected.

We know that investigations can be completed in a timely fashion, while accommodating inmates' rights. BC Corrections Branch ensures that investigations are completed quickly for inmates, with a decision issued within 72 hours. The union believes that similar timelines should also be in place for staff members.

In Solidarity,

Dean Purdy
Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 Vice President