King County -- The Washington State Patrol (WSP) unveiled the King County Trooper's Memorial today at it's District 2 office in Bellevue, Washington" />
Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
http://www.wsp.wa.gov

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: May 20, 2016
Contact: Trooper Chris Webb
Phone: (425) 766-0812
E-mail: Chris.Webb@wsp.wa.gov
Twitter: @wspd2pio


WSP Unveils New Trooper Memorial

King County -- The Washington State Patrol (WSP) unveiled the King County Trooper's Memorial today at it's District 2 office in Bellevue, Washington. The King County Trooper's Memorial was constructed to pay tribute to nine troopers that died in-the-line-of-duty while serving the citizens in King County. District 2 has lost more troopers in line-of-duty than any other district in the state.

Volunteers, contributions and donations helped in constructing the monument, which has nine raised plaques commemorating the nine fallen troopers.

King County Trooper's Memorial

The memorial is located on the east side of the WSP District 2 campus and visible to those who drive into the complex. What was once an area covered with weeds, vegetation and dirt, is now an interactive memorial. Visitors can stroll down a flower and grass lined walkway to view the commemorative monuments to fallen troopers.

"It is our hope that this memorial will forever be a visual reminder to those visiting this office, whether they are members of the public, current WSP employees, retirees or most importantly the families that endured the incredible loss of these fallen heroes. Their duty was to serve; our duty is to remember," said Captain Ron Mead, District 2 commander.

Below are the names of the nine fallen WSP troopers who lost their lives while working patrol in King County:

Clarence Johnson

Paul H. Johsnon

Allen E. Ludden

Clarence Johnson Paul H. Johnson Allen E. Ludden

William H. Pautzke

Loren G. Ray

Glenda D. Thomas

William H. Pautzke Loren G. Ray Glenda D. Thomas

Irving Thorsvig

Cliff Hansell

Steven Frink

Irving Thorsvig Cliff Hansell Steven Frink

 

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