December 7th, 2009 5:33 pm | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts

Portland Police Sending Honor Guard to Lakewood Officers' Memorial


Portland police officers were disappointed when Police Chief Rosie Sizer paid to send just two of them to a memorial service for four Oakland officers slain earlier this year.

But tomorrow, Portland will be better represented in the memorial service for four Lakewood police gunned down in a Washington coffee shop Nov. 29.

The Portland Police Bureau is sending an honor guard of 20 officers to the memorial service tomorrow at the Tacoma Dome, says Sgt. Scott Westerman, head of the police union.

In addition, police who aren't needed for duty tomorrow have the option of traveling to the memorial service in a city vehicle, Westerman says.

The Portland contingent will take its place among 20,000 mourners and 2,000 emergency vehicles expected to attend the memorial service.
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