Canada’s corrections community mourns loss of Alanna Jenkins, Sean McLeod in Nova Scotia shooting
“As we learn more about the people who were killed in Nova Scotia this weekend, the harder it is to come to terms with the tragic events that stole at least 22 lives from us,” said Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, in an official statement issued on Tuesday.
“While the RCMP is yet to definitively confirm the identities, two of the innocent people believed to have been victims were Correctional Service of Canada managers, and today Canada’s corrections community is mourning.”
Alanna Jenkins was a correctional manager at Nova Institution for Women, and Sean McLeod was a correctional manager at Springhill Institution.
“They worked hard to protect their communities and the inmates under their care,” Blair said. “Alanna and Sean will be remembered for their commitment to public safety. They will be greatly missed by those who worked alongside them, and the friends and family who loved them.”
He added he had spoken to the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada to “share my condolences on behalf of all Canadians, and to offer our support in the wake of this senseless tragedy.”
In an interview with CBC, Taylor Andrews, the daughter of Sean McLeod, said, “They would have done anything for anybody and not thought twice about it… They were the nicest people I know.”