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Detective Nicole Stone Post 8870, District 1 & Department of Washington: Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Detective Nicole Stone  Post 8870, District 1 & Department of Washington  Law Enforcement Officer of the 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 National award. 

Detective Nicole Stone  Post 8870, District 1 & Department of Washington  Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
L to R: Asst. Chief G. Koen, Detective John Ernst, Honoree Detective Nicole Stone, Sr Vice Commander Carl Kurfess, Chief Cheol Kang.

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

District 1 Teachers of the Year

District 1 Teachers of the Year

Also at the May 11 District 1 Convention, held at Post 2100 in Everett, District Commander Don Wischmann presents certificates honoring, left to right, Nancy Thompson, Serene Lake Elementary School; Chris Brown, Scriber Lake H.S. and Lori Kutrich Terrace Park Elementary School. Congratulations to our wonderful teachers!

Aquasox Game

District 1 is organizing a VFW outing to the Aquasox Game on August 16th. The District has reserved 65 seats (all together) for VFW Night. The cost is $10 per ticket. Following the game will be a fireworks show. Bring your spouses and enjoy the camaraderie of members from the other 7 Posts in District 1. One of the best fringe benefits of being a Past District Commander was meeting and getting to know really excellent folks from all over Snohomish County. This is a good opportunity for you to meet them as well. We need a head count so I will pass around a signup sheet at the July meeting. Since District will need to buy the tickets prior to our August meeting, please bring cash for the tickets. We will distribute the tickets at our August meeting or leave them at Will Call.