Monique Cotton, Public Information & Communication Director, 509.363.8285
Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:14 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department, along with other local law enforcement agencies will recognize officers who were killed in the line of duty tomorrow, May 6, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., at the Public Safety Building Cul-de-sac (1100 W. Mallon).
Tomorrow’s service will mark the 27th annual memorial service and will feature Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo as the guest speaker. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office will be adding Deputy Sheriff James F. Chatfield to the memorial. Chatfield was killed in July of 1921 after he engaged two individuals believed to be bootleggers and/or narcotics smugglers near the Canadian Border (in Blaine, WA), exchanged gunfire, and died of a gunshot wound.
Law enforcement officers are added to the memorial as information regarding their line of duty death is made available to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project Committee (LEOMP). With the addition of the four names tomorrow, there will be 315 names on the memorial. Other officer names to be added to the memorial tomorrow include:
The memorial service will include:
Officer John O'Brien