The annual VFW Department of Washington
Convention took place in Vancouver, WA June 19-22. Representing our post
were Commander Rose Gilliland and Past Commander/Department Trustee Jim Traner.
Jim and Rose were present for two particularly
notable events. First, the presentation of the Department Law Enforcement
Officer of the Year award to Post 8870 LEO Detective Nicole Stone of the
Mukilteo Police Department. Commander Rose received the certificates and “White Covers”
of an Allstate Post on behalf of Post 8870, representing the results of
the hard work put in by our members in a wide variety of VFW and community
Congratulations are in order to each and every
post member who participated during the 2018-19 VFW year.
It is always gratifying to see our Post
honorees advance to the next level and we had the opportunity to honor one
such at the March Post meeting knowing the was eligible for the
Detective Nicole Stone began her career in law
enforcement working as an assistant to the Traffic Unit Sergeant in
the Spokane Police Department, while attending Spokane Community
College, studying Administration of Justice/Law Enforcement. Continuing
her education, she became a Reserve Police Officer for the Spokane P.D.
and worked as a Corrections Officer for Spokane County Jail.
Since joining the Mukilteo P.D. in 2008, Stone
has built an impressive record investigating and achieving convictions
in major cases, including the notorious Chennault Beach Triple Murder
case. She worked as co-lead for the house party triple murder case, which
garnered nationwide media attention. She received the Mukilteo Police
Department Commendation Award for her work on this case. Since 2015, Stone
has been one of the elite investigators chosen from all police agencies county
wide forming the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team.
Post 8870 is proud to be able to recognize
Detective Stone’s work and to sponsor her to the District 1 and
now Department of Washington and potentially national awards. Our thanks
for her dedication to public safety.
L to R: Asst. Chief G. Koen, Detective
John Ernst, Honoree Detective Nicole Stone, Sr Vice Commander Carl
Kurfess, Chief Cheol Kang.