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DOC Represented at Correctional Peace Officers National Memorial Ceremony

Photo of Ned Entwistle, Joseph Schmidt, and Leslie Houston

Retired Correctional Officer Ned Entwistle, left, is joined by Commissioner Joe Schmidt and Deputy Commissioner Leslie Houston at the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation Annual National Memorial Service in Bellevue, Washington

Retired CO Ned Entwistle, Commissioner Joe Schmidt and Deputy Commissioner Leslie Houston represented the Department of Corrections at the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation Annual Memorial Service held Friday, June 6th in Bellevue, Washington. Seventeen fallen officers were honored at the ceremony, representing state corrections departments, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The annual memorial is held at a different location each year. Close to a dozen Honor Guards, including a bagpipe and drum corps, participated in the event.