Ninety-two Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley police officers are to be honoured at Southridge School today (Wednesday) for their efforts to get impaired drivers off the road.
The officers will be named to Alexa’s Team in an 11 a.m. ceremony organized by the BCAA Road Safety Foundation.
Alexa’s Team was formed in memory of Alexa Middelaer, the four-year-old girl who died three years ago after she was struck by a car while she and her aunt fed a horse at the side of a Ladner road. Alexa attended preschool in Crescent Beach. Her mom, Laurel Middelaer, is principal of Southridge Junior School.
The driver of the car that hit Alexa, Carol Berner, was sentenced last year to 2½ years in prison for impaired driving and handed a five-year driving prohibition in connection. She is appealing her conviction and sentence.