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Seattle Police Sergeant Honored by Defense Department

On April 5th Seattle Police Sergeant Dianne Newsom was honored with the Patriot Award by the Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, in recognition of her extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the United States Army National Guard.

The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals and firms who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve.

Sergeant Newsom was nominated for being highly supportive of the Army National Guard by Warrant Officer Candidate Christopher McNulty, a Seattle Police officer and a member of Bravo Company, 156th Information Operations Battalion.  Both Sergeant Newsom and Officer McNulty are assigned to the North Precinct.

Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve military forces.

For more information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities go to, or call the Washington State office at (877) 306-1971.

Seattle Police Officer Chris McNulty and Sergeant Dianne Newsom flanked by ESGR staff