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Police Week 2019

Police Week is an important time of year for law enforcement across the country. It is a time for us to pay homage to our brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice. They gave their lives for greater meaning, and served with honor, duty and courage.

During the 2019 National Police Week, the Seattle Police Department pays tribute to officers killed in the line of duty. The department observes the 10, 25, and 35-year anniversaries of three fallen SPD officers. Family members discuss the impacts of losing a son, a husband, and a father. The interviews include commentary from Chief Carmen Best.

Police Week is also an opportunity for us to reflect upon what it means to be a police officer, and our duty to protect and serve. Our work is meaningful. I often say there is no other job like it, where any day, your life can be taken. We know the dangers of the job each time we put on the uniform, and it is a responsibility we accept from the moment we take the Oath, where we pledge to serve with integrity, bravery and honor.

In memory of Officer Timothy Q. Brenton. End of Watch: October 31, 2009 

This memorial is not only a chance to pay our respects to fallen officers, both near and far, but also to recognize the sacrifices made by their families. These families lost fathers…mothers…sons…and daughters. The loss they carry is real, and is more than just a moment in time. To the families here today, please know that we care, and continue to care, and that the legacies of your loved ones live on.

In memory of Officer Nicholas N. Davis. End of Watch: December 18, 1984

This is why we commemorate Police Week in Seattle. Each year is significant and honors ALL SPD officers. This year, we are also observing the anniversaries of Officer Nick Davis, who lost his life 35 years ago; Officer Antonio Terry, who lost his life 25 years ago; and Officer Timothy Brenton, who lost his life 10 years ago. Today, you will hear personal stories from of each of their families – about their loss, their grief and how they are keeping memories alive.

In memory of Detective Antonio M. Terry. End of Watch: June 4, 1994

Thank you to all of you for standing with us to honor service, sacrifice and memory of our fallen officers.

Candlelight Vigil

Police Week started with taking moment to pause and reflect on those that have made the ultimate sacrifice with a candle light vigil held at the West Precinct.

Police Officers Memorial

Further commemorating those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice City leaders, family and friends of the fallen gathered at the West Precinct for the SPD Police Officers Memorial. A wreath was presented by the Seattle Police Foundation and remarks were delivered by Mayor Jenny Durkan and Chief Carmen Best. The Tribute videos above were also shown during the ceremony.

Seattle Mariner’s Game

Kayleigh and her brother Quinn, throw out the first pitch.

In honor of National Police Week the SPD Motorcycle Drill team made an appearance at the Mariners game while the children of Officer Tim Brenton (EOW 10/31/09) threw out the first pitch. What a wonderful tribute.