Community Gathers to Remember Fallen Officers and Open House

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The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department hosted a Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Week ceremony and open house last Tuesday evening at the police station. The memorial ceremony, which was in recognition of Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Week, included a color guard ceremony and the placing of a wreath at the base of the flagpole in front of the station in honor of fallen police officers.

The open house that followed included opportunities for the public to tour the police station and learn about the city’s police department. Visitors could see a fingerprinting demonstration, see historical information collected and provided by retired Police Captain Stanley Krahn and meet with our city employees. By all accounts this was the best attended memorial and open house in recent memory with approximately 60-75 people in attendance. The City gives their thanks to Special Services Sergeant Kevin Pickard for his efforts in planning and organizing this event, Engineering Services Director Will Van Ry for providing bag pipe selections before and during the ceremony and to the City’s property management employees who painted, polished and cleaned up the police station for this event.

The City Council adopted a resolution in support of Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Week (May 15-21, 2011) and Law Enforcement Memorial Day (May 15, 2011) on May 2, 2011.

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