Thanking Sheriff’s Office employees in National Police Week

This week is National Police Week, and King County Executive Dow Constantine used the opportunity to thank King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) employees for their service.

I am grateful for everything that you do for the people of this region, and I thank you for your ongoing service,” Executive Constantine said in an email message to KCSO staff. “You are there, day in and day out, ensuring their safety and helping to make more welcoming, thriving communities.”

With over 1,000 employees, the KCSO serves the law enforcement needs of over half a million people in unincorporated areas and 12 contract cities. The KCSO also provides police departments for the Muckleshoot Tribe, Metro Transit, and the King County International Airport.

President Kennedy issued the first proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week in 1962 to remember and honor law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifices. Peace Officers Memorial Day, which every year falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. 

“Here in King County, we have lost 19 KCSO personnel while performing their duties,” Executive Constantine said. “We must never forget their sacrifice and service to our community.”