FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 1996
Governor recognizes outstanding law enforcement officers
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry will honor 19 law enforcement officers for extraordinary services and personal sacrifice in the line of duty.
Among those are seven officers who will be honored posthumously. The ceremony is scheduled for May 17 at 1 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.
In 1994 the state legislature established the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor, an award to honor any law enforcement officer who had been killed or seriously injured while in the performance of duty, or who has been distinguished by exceptionally meritorious conduct.
Officers were selected for the honor by a committee of representatives from the Washington State Law Enforcement Association, the Washington State Council of Police Chiefs, Washington State Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, the Washington State Troopers Association, the Governor's Office and the Attorney General's Office.
Those being honored include:
|Deputy John R. Bananola||Pierce County Sheriff's Dept.||posthumously|
|Deputy Dennis W. Bryant||Benton County Sheriff's Dept.||posthumously|
|Deputy James K. Kinard||Snohomish County Sheriff's Dept.||posthumously|
|Officer Jack Griffin Martin||Lynden Police Dept.||posthumously|
|Officer Antonio M. Terry||Seattle Police Dept.||posthumously|
|Trooper Ray L. Hawn||Washington State Patrol||posthumously|
|Trooper Steven Frink||Washington State Patrol||posthumously|
|Deputy Clifford P. Berry||Spokane County Sheriff's Dept.|
|Trooper Rocky L. Miller||Washington State Patrol|
|Trooper Ronald D. Tuggle||Washington State Patrol|
|Deputy Jim Dresback||Spokane County Sheriff's Dept.|
|Deputy Curt S. Quaschnick||Spokane County Sheriff's Dept.|
|Deputy Ronald G. Shepard||Yakima County Sheriff's Dept.|
|Deputy Randy Strzelecki||Spokane County Sheriff's Dept|
|Officer Tramell F. (Mel) Taylor||Spokane Police Dept.|
|Trooper Wayne Turner||Washington State Patrol|
|Trooper Donald C. Bruya||Washington State Patrol|
|Trooper Dale Retzlaff||Washington State Patrol|
|Trooper Maurice M. Goodall||Washington State Patrol|
For more information, contact Barbara Dunn in the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.