Bellevue Police honor their own at annual awards ceremony

Dozens of Bellevue’s finest were honored Tuesday afternoon at City Hall for the annual police award ceremony.

Officers Trent Cahypull and David Wright were sworn in as the Bellevue Police Department’s newest officers, coming off stints with the Mountlake Terrace and Las Vegas police departments, respectively.

Officer Mark Tomlinson was honored for 25 years in the force, and Detective Jim Lindquist was honored for 30 years.

All officers had black stripes across their badges in honor of National Law Enforcement Week and the 118 officers who died in the line of duty in 2016.

Nine Bellevue Police Department employees earned the “lifesaving” award: Officer Eric Lee, Officer Stephanie Schendel, Officer Joshua Gordon, Officer Keilii Akahani, Corporal Casey Hiam, Officer Alexander Slusser, Sgt. BJ Buck, Officer Paul Dill, and Officer Brian Blankenstein. Officer Eric Lee, Officer Stephanie Schendel, and Officer Joshua Gordon.

Other officers earned the Commanders Award, including Detective Jerry Johnson for his work on cold cases, Captain Lisa Patricelli, Detective Tor Kraft, Detective Ben Ritchey and Fusion Analyst Molly Mee for work taking down “The League,” a sex-solicitation group in Bellevue.

Rosanna Williams and Captain Jon Hoffman also earned the award for their efforts in the department’s re-accreditation process. Detectives Jenny Robertson and Ellen Inman earned the award for their efforts in solving two separate murders.

Citizen Patrick Locke was awarded for his support to the department with food service for a police fundraiser.

Dozens of Bellevue’s finest were honored Tuesday afternoon at City Hall for the annual police award ceremony. Officers Trent Cahypull and David Wright were sworn in as the Bellevue Police Department’s newest officers, coming off stints with the Mountlake Terrace and Las Vegas police departments, respectively. Officer Mark Tomlinson was honored for 25 years in […]

Dozens of Bellevue’s finest were honored Tuesday afternoon at City Hall for the annual police award ceremony. Officers Trent Cahypull and David Wright were sworn in as the Bellevue Police Department’s newest officers, coming off stints with the Mountlake Terrace and Las Vegas police departments, respectively. Officer Mark Tomlinson was honored for 25 years in […]

Dozens of Bellevue’s finest were honored Tuesday afternoon at City Hall for the annual police award ceremony. Officers Trent Cahypull and David Wright were sworn in as the Bellevue Police Department’s newest officers, coming off stints with the Mountlake Terrace and Las Vegas police departments, respectively. Officer Mark Tomlinson was honored for 25 years in […]

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