Spokane Law Enforcement Museum Secretary/Treasurer, Susan S. Walker, 509.710.5669
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:57 p.m.
The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project Committee has decided to postpone this year’s memorial service to May 2021. The likelihood of Spokane County not entering into Phase III anytime soon, due to COVID-19 numbers increasing, would not allow for a crowd to gather at this time. Our Committee does not want to put anyone in our community at risk and prefers to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice at a time when everyone can come together in a safe environment. We are deeply saddened to make this decision, as remembering our Fallen Officers in the State of Washington is always a priority and near and dear to our hearts, especially in these troubled times.
The following dedication and ceremonies have been postponed until 2021:
The 33rd Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony that would have honored the following:
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Shane Thompson, Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office - E.O.W. March 19, 2019
Deputy Sheriff Justin Richard DeRosier, Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office – E.O.W. April 14, 2019
Lynden Interim Chief Michael Knapp, E.O.W. November 6, 2019
Deputy Sheriff Cooper Dyson, Pierce County, E.O.W. December 21, 2019
K-9 Jackie – U.S. Border Patrol, E.O.W. December 29, 2019
Spokane’s Fallen Officers Memorial Project Dedications: Postponed to these dates:
Dedication of Memorial Signs to Brian Orchard July 20, 2021 (1983) and SCSO Deputy Joseph M. O’Connor August 13, 2021 (1961).
SPD Sr. PO Trevor Winters, Chairman
Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project Committee
Susan S. Walker, Secretary/Treasurer
Spokane Law Enforcement Museum (SPLEM) Historical Office 509-477-6449