Kara worked at Sudbury (Espanola) Detachment at the time of her passing. She has been a member of the OPP since coming over from the Winnipeg Police Service in August 2004 and previously served at Nipigon (Schreiber), Bracebridge and East Algoma (Blind River) Detachments. Kara is survived by her husband Chris and daughters Raya and Paige.