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Honoring National Police Week

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Today at the King County Council along with Sheriff Urquhart we joined municipalities across the country in proclaiming May 1218 National Police Week in recognition of the men and women of law enforcement who have fallen in the line of duty.

As part of the yearly celebration of Police Week, the names of officers lost in the line of duty are added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

King County is home to nearly 3,100 commissioned law enforcement personnel who serve and protect the residents and businesses of 39 cities, the Port of Seattle, three Tribal governments, the University of Washington and the 250,000 residents of unincorporated King County.

In 1853, Deputy Wesley Cherry was the first recorded law enforcement death in King County. A total of 95 King County based law enforcement have made the ultimate sacrifice, with 16 of these officers being members of the King County Sheriff's Office.

In 2013, the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously passed legislation to study the creation of a King County Sheriff's Office memorial to honor these fallen heroes. The memorial is now in the planning stages and a design is being chosen for eventual installation in the King County Courthouse.

Police Week is a time to remember all the work these dedicated officers do to keep our communities safe and to never forget those that tragically lost their lives in the defense of others.

The King County Council along with Sheriff Urquhart proclaimed May 12–18 National Police Week
The King County Council along with Sheriff Urquhart proclaimed May 12–18 National Police Week.

Reminder: Upcoming District 9 Town Hall Meetings

Join me for town hall meetings and hear from County agency representatives. Have your questions answered and participate in this important community event focused on issues affecting unincorporated King County.

Fairwood unincorporated area Town Hall
Featuring Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Sheriff John Urquhart, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and Assessor Lloyd Hara

Wednesday, May 14th 7pm
Ridgewood Elementary
18030 162nd Place SE, Renton 98058

SE King County unincorporated area Town Hall
Featuring Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Councilmember Pete Von Reichbauer and Sheriff John Urquhart

Tuesday, May 20th 7pm
Neuwaukum Grange Hall
38402 180th Ave SE, Auburn 98092

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