President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC).

This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced professional, dedicated to keeping our communities safe. 

While the exact circumstances of his passing are still being determined, I want to reaffirm our union's commitment to workplace safety and protection on the job.

My heart and thoughts are with Kellie's friends, family, and his colleagues at VIRCC and the broader B.C. Corrections and Sheriffs community during this difficult time.



-- Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President






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