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Edmonds PD Announces Annual Ceremony Honoring Officers, Citizens

The meeting Monday will also honor law-enforcement officers nationwide who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

In conjunction with National Police Week the Edmonds Police Department will be honoring the federal, state and local law enforcement officers in America who have made the ultimate sacrifice—a loss of life in service to their communities

During the department's annual awards ceremony on Monday, it will also recognize the accomplishments of local police officers as well as private citizens who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to the community.

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The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the City of Edmonds Council Chambers at 250 Fifth Ave. N.

Invocation and benediction will be offered by Chaplain Ken Gaydos. Speaking will be Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling and Edmonds Police Chief Al Compaan. 

Presentations will be made by Chief of Police Al Compaan, Assistant Chief of Police Gerry Gannon, Assistant Chief of Police Jim Lawless and Sgt. Mike Blackburn.

Additional presentations will be made by American Legion Post #66, Commander John Bustard and Mr. Les Abel, and from the Rotary Club of Edmonds, Doug Purcell and Darlene Stern.

Refreshments will be provided by the Rotary Club of Edmonds.

Congress enacted National Police Week on Oct, 1, 1962. The resolution authorized the President John F. Kennedy, in 1963, to proclaim May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week of each year during which May 15 occurs as National Police Week

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