WACOPS Legislators of the Year came to our meeting expressing their respect and support of the important job Washington state law enforcement does. Each one of them recognized the dangers of the profession and the struggles that come with wearing a badge. The Legislators that were awarded as the 2019 Legislators of the Year were: Representative Roger Goodman; Representative Jacqueline Maycumber; Senator Ann Rivers; and Senator Patty Kuderer. We thank each one of these Legislators for their service to the community and to the state.
On February 12, the WACOPS Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award ceremony was held. Officer Francis Reagan was chosen as the WACOPS LEOY for his heroic rescue that kept a woman from drowning. On May 4, 2019, Officer Reagan heard the dispatch call regarding a screaming woman. Once on the scene he discovered the woman was trapped in the raging Washougal River. Unable to free her he climbed in the cold, dangerous river to hold the exhausted woman’s head above water. He remained in the freezing and swift Washougal River, protecting this woman from drowning for nearly 40 minutes until additional rescue teams arrived. There is no doubt that without his swift actions, the woman would have been lost to the river. Officer Reagan has exemplified the selfless bravery officers display every day in this profession.
Following is a list of bills WACOPS actively worked to influence passage and bills WACOPS advocated to fail or change.
CONGRATULATIONS 2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!
Sergeant Ryan John, Honored as WACOPS 2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year!