Medal of Honor wreath stands in memory of those officers killed in the line of duty.
The portraits and shadow boxes stand ready to be presented to the families honored during this ceremony.
Medal of Honor Committee: (back row) Joe Pass, Ray Sowers, Governor Locke, Attorney General Gregoire, Darrell Noble, Jennifer Joly, (front row) Ken Johnson, and Gary Fox.
Medal of Honor Recognition Awards were given for the first time to individuals who have gone " beyond the call of duty" assisting families of officers killed in the line of duty and for their support of the Medal of Honor Program.
Recipients of the Medal of Honor Recognition Awards: WSP Lt . Robert Veliz and his wife, Barbara; SPD Honor Guard Commander, Roger Dixon, and his wife, Mary; SPD Executive Officer T.J. Havenar; KCSO Honor Guard Commander, Jim Fuda; Pacific Regional Trustee/Director of the Law Enforcement Memorial, Gayle Frink-Schulz, and her husband, Randy.
Ceremonial Wreath Honor Guard members were 1998 Medal of Honor Recipients for Exceptionally Meritorious Conduct, Clark County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Craig Hogman and Bellevue Officer Greg Lum lay the Ceremonial Wreath in honor of all fallen officers.
A moment of silence was observed for all fallen officers.
Douglas County Sheriff, and current President of WASPC, Dan LaRoche presided over the ceremony as the Master of Ceremonies.
SPD Executive Officer T.J. Havenar commanded the color and honor guards during opening and closing ceremonies.
The Honor Guards march into the pavilion for the start of the ceremony.
The Color Guard presents the colors to the ceremony.
Spokane PD Detective Stephanie Barkley sings the National Anthem.
Honor Guard members salute at the posting of the colors.
Multi-agency Color Guard marches off the stage after posting the colors.
WSP Chief Lowell Porter made the Opening comments.
Governor Locke makes comments and reads the proclamation during the ceremony.
Attorney General Christine Gregoire was the Keynote speaker at the ceremony.
Governor Locke and Attorney General Gregoire present the Medal of Honor to Cheney Police Department, Chief Gregg Lopes on behalf of Marshal Edward Whittier who was killed in the line of duty on October 9,1888.
Deputy Chief Bill Stairs, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Police, accepts the Medal of Honor on behalf of Agent William Appletell who was killed in the line of duty December 19, 1917.
Chief Bruce Bjork, Department of Fish and Wildlife, accepts two Medals of Honor on behalf of Agent Herbert Minnick, killed in the line of duty October 19, 1932 and Agent Sherman Handron, killed in the line of duty on August 8, 1943.
Chief Mike Haslip, Blaine Police Department, accepts the Medals of Honor on behalf of Assistant Chief Larry Duronso and Officer Douglas Krenz, both killed in the line of duty on September 4, 1978.
Governor Locke awards the Medal of Honor to Cassandra Carlson, the niece of Deputy Mathew Lane, with grandparents, Gus and Dee Nichols, and sister, Kaylynn looking on.
Governor Locke, Gus and Dee Nichols, Cassandra and Kaylynn Carlson, Sheriff Pete Warner, and Attorney General Gregoire stand for a photo at the conclusion of their presentation.
Cassandra Carlson proudly sits and ponders the honor just bestowed upon her on behalf of her uncle, Mathew Lane.
Governor Locke speaks with Deputy Saul Gallegos' family during the presentation.
The Gallegos family, Maria, Saul, Marco, Louis, Pablo, Deputy Dale England, Sheriff Mike Haslip, Governor Locke, Attorney General Gregoire stand for a photo at the conclusion of the presentation.
Governor Locke talks with Maria Gallegos on a personal note.
Governor Locke presents the Medal of Honor to Renee Maher, on behalf of her husband, Officer Patrick Maher.
Governor Locke, Renee Maher, Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, and Attorney General Gregoire pose for a picture after the presentation.
Members of the Federal Way Police Department stand in honor of Officer Patrick Maher.
Governor Locke presents the Medal of Honor to Miriam Slater on behalf of her husband, Deputy James Slater, as the family looks on.
Governor Locke, Shelby, Miriam, Deputy Chad Russ, and Attorney General Gregoire pose for photographs at the end of the presentation.
Chaplain Andrew King, Spokane County Sheriff's Office, ends the ceremony with the closing prayer.
WSP conducts the Bell ceremony.
Color Guard retires the colors.
Governor Locke and Attorney General Gregoire pose for a photo with Officer Patrick Maher's daughter, Amanda.
Ceremonial Bag Pipes: Seamus Neary, Keith Huntley and Suzanne Wolfe.
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