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.