February 8, 2017
It has been a busy start to the 2017 legislative session here in Olympia.
The pace for me has been extremely fast since day one. We had our first rounds of bills come to the House floor for votes. I had the honor of voting in favor of House Bill 1056. As a 28-year military veteran, I know firsthand how tough deployment is on our families, and on ourselves.
During the Fraternal Order of Police legislative efforts in Olympia last month, the State Lodge honored Senator Lynda Wilson (R) of the 17th District with the Legislator of the Year award for 2017. Senator Wilson is a strong supporter of Law Enforcement in the Legilsature. We look forward to working with her in the years to come to make Washington a safer place to live.
February 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Washington State Fraternal Order of Police would like to express our support for Washington Senate Bill 5280 and companion Washington House Bill 1398 which amends the existing hate crime statute to include Law Enforcement officers.