JHS Graduate Helps Build Memorial

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Last Thursday, Nov. 29, marked the third anniversary of the tragic shooting deaths of four Lakewood, Washington police officers.

The four officers were at a Parkland coffee shop before the start of their shift on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 when a gunman, Maurice Clemmons, entered and opened fire on them. Clemmons was later killed in a confrontation with a Seattle police officer.

Those killed were Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Ronnie Owens, and Greg Richards.

Kye Edison, a Jenkins High School graduate, donated his time, along with other masons, to construct the granite Fallen Officer Memorial wall at the Lakewood Police Headquarters. The memorial was dedicated on November 29, 2010.

Kye is the son of Brenda Edison, Chewelah and Mike Edison, Spokane. He currently resides in Oregon.

“We sometimes take our law enforcement officers for granted, assuming they are just doing what they love to do, but they sacrifice every day to protect us and keep us from harm’s way. We need to appreciate them the way they deserve. Thank you to our local Chewelah police department and our Stevens County Sheriff deputies for protecting us every day,” the Edison family said in a written statement.

Next to the names on the wall is an engraved quote saying, “There is no higher calling than to do one’s duty, and they served well.”

In This Photo: Kye Edison, a Jenkins High School graduate, helped construct the granite Fallen Officer Memorial wall at the Lakewood Police Headquarters.