Century of Honor - Excellence and Valor in Washington State Law Enforcement is a tribute to the men and women who have excelled and gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Nearly 16,000 men and women have lost their lives in the line of duty in American Law Enforcement. Two hundred and fifty six of those men and women have been in the state of Washington. Century of Honor - Excellence and Valor in Washington State will not only honor the men and women who have made that sacrifice, but also those who have excelled in courage, valor, dedication and service.
Law enforcement is not just the men and women on the streets of America. It is the men
and women on the telephones taking emergency calls. It is the men and women on the radios giving the calls and keeping the officers safe. It is the men and women of the investigative and identification divisions, and it is the men and women of the support divisions and corrections. Without each person doing their job, and doing it correctly, the foundation for the criminal justice system that protects the innocent and punishes the guilty would not be able to function properly. As we begin a new century, we are hoping to close the last with a complete accounting of our law enforcement history.
The chapters in the book include the history of national and state law enforcement, Washington State Medal of Honor recipients, National Award Winners, Telecommunicators of the Year, Law Enforcement Leaders of the New Millennium, Distinguished Reserve Police Officers and Ultimate Sacrifice: Line of Duty Deaths. There are over 400 pictures and images to help tell the story. It is destined to become a family heirloom for all those featured in the book their families and friends, and a resource for all of law enforcement and interested citizens.