The leadership of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department was on hand as the City Council proclaimed May 12-18 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Week and May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day at their May 6 meeting.
Mountlake Terrace city officials, as well as federal and state officials nationwide, are honoring law enforcement officers for their service and courage with public proclamations.
“The members of the law enforcement agency of the City of Mountlake Terrace play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of Mountlake Terrace,” the city’s proclamation said in part. “Members of our law enforcement agency recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence and disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression.”
The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department is hosting a Police Memorial Week ceremony and open house on Wednesday, May 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Police Station, 5906-232nd St. S.W. The memorial ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with 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 will follow and ends at 8 p.m.