Kirkland names boy ‘chief for a day’

Joe Taylor will become a “Chief for a Day” thanks to the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) and the Kirkland Police Department.

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:00am
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Joe Taylor will become a “Chief for a Day” thanks to the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) and the Kirkland Police Department.

The WSCJTC will hold its Chief For a Day celebration Thursday, Aug. 28 to celebrate the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness. The hope is to provide the children with a day of fun they will never forget.

Each law enforcement agency will provide their honorary “Chief” or “Sheriff” with a hand-tailored uniform and a gift basket, which will include items for the child and their family such as toys, movie passes, gas cards, various gift cards, and more. This year’s chiefs and sheriffs range in age from 3 to 11.

The children and their families will be transported to the WSCJTC by police escort, in patrol cars and limousines. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen will then lead the swearing in ceremony. The new chiefs and sheriffs will then have lunch with the Basic Law Enforcement Academy recruits, staff, and guests and will then participate in outside presentations by law enforcement agencies including K-9 units, bicycle patrols, SWAT, rifle units, a police helicopter, and more.

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