April 25, 2008
Dear Firefighters and family members,
INVITATION TO ATTEND THE DEDICATION OF THE “SPOKANE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT & FIREFIGHTER’S MEMORIAL MONUMENT” DEDICATION – MAY 15, 2008 – 2 PM AT RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK
We cordially invite you to join us and family members of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty in law enforcement and fire in unveiling the eighth monument that commemorates the people and events that have helped make Spokane history. This event is being sponsored by the Fairmount Memorial Association in conjunction with the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum and the SPD History Book Committee to honor the men and women of the public safety sector who have protected our community for the past 127 years and those who have lost their lives while performing that duty. Spokane County has lost 39 officers, all male, in line of duty deaths. There have been 23 law enforcement officers and 16 firemen.
Spokane County statistics show that eight firemen died as a result of falls, two due to accidents occurring on the way to a fire, two due to health related problems, two due to building collapses, one due to electrocution, and one to smoke inhalation. On the law enforcement side, 13 officers died due to gunfire, 8 due to vehicle-involved accidents, one was beaten to death and one due to health related problems. To our knowledge we have never lost a volunteer law enforcement or fire department officer. The Spokane Police Department has lost the most officers with 14, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office – 4, Washington State Patrol – 2, Cheney Police – 1, Waverly Police – 1, Spokane county Game Department – 1.
As the committee continues to research our rich history, while completing work on the book “Life behind the Badge” they will continue to identify and immortalize those deserving citizens who have made Spokane the city it is today.
Please join us in celebrating the lives and the sacrifice of the public safety officers and their families. We are pleased to have the Spokane County Sheriff, Spokane Police Department, and Spokane Fire Department Honor Guards take part in this ceremony.
Please contact Susan S. Walker at (509) 477-6449 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to attend this ceremony, and how many will be attending. She can give you directions as to where the ceremony will take place and let you know places to stay in the area if that is needed.
Susan S. Walker, Chairperson, SPD History Book Committee Spokane Law Enforcement Museum and Fairmount Memorial Association
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
This is a little late and I apologize. You may have caught this on Channel 95 already. You can probably log 2 minutes of CPR instruction, extrication and interpersonal relationship development in the FDM Training Module, after watching this. Probably. Maybe not.