Last Sunday was a sad day in Lakewood when four of our officers were killed in a Parkland coffee shop. Today is the memorial service at the Tacoma Dome.
We have many friends and a few family members who serve on police forces here in Lakewood and throughout the state of Washington. We knew one of the officers that was killed on Sunday. We are very sad and our hearts go out to those families and the nine children who are now without a parent.
We will be watching the memorial today and participating in one of the many fundraisers for the Lakewood Police Independent Guild Benevolent Fund: today and tomorrow Papa John's Pizza is donating all profit from their 40 Western Washington stores. (Yes, I'll buy pizza for a good cause)
For more information about the memorial see Community Gathers to Honor Officers
For more details about the events of Sunday morning and thereafter see Search for Shooting Suspect ends with Random Stop
For more information about memorials and fundraisers see Memorial Events