Issaquah, King County recognize Police Week

May 22, 2012

By Staff

Issaquah and King County joined local governments throughout the United States to recognize May 13-19 as Police Week.

Officials lowered the flag at Issaquah City Hall to half-staff May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day.

In a proclamation May 14, King County Council members recognized law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, including Pierce County Deputy Shandon Wright, Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson and Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation to designate May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week around the date as Police Week.

“Since 1853, the King County Sheriff’s Office has had 15 members killed in the line of duty,” Sheriff Steve Strachan said in a statement. “Every day we remember the sacrifices that they and their families made for their community that we continue to serve in their honor.”

Local Councilman Reagan Dunn — the representative for rural areas south of Issaquah and Newcastle — sponsored the county proclamation.

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