Etching memories and lives - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Etching memories and lives

SPOKANE, Wash. - The process is highly technical and as it turned out, emotional. Three men cleaned the granite, stenciled the names, and sand blasted 11 names into the Law Enforcement Memorial outside of the Public Safety building in Spokane. Carl Ellis did his job well today, and with pride.  Carl's daughter and nephew are both in law enforcement and he told our Bill McGinty with tears in his eyes,  "I hope I never have to put their names on this wall."

The new names on the wall reflect one of the deadliest years in Washington state law enforcement history.  9 people statewide lost their lives on duty in 2009 and in the first 4 months of 2010.  The other 2 names were found in the archives of the Whitman County Sheriffs office and a police department.

The wall will be officially dedicated this year with the new names on Monday, May 10th at 11:30.  All are welcome to attend the ceremony in the circle at the Public Safety Building.

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