Lewis County Law Enforcement honored for Excellence in Traffic Safety



An awards banquet was held last Friday, April 22, to honor local law enforcement and public safety officers who made a positive difference in making Lewis County roads safer in 2015.

The dinner banquet was attended by over 60 people and represented several public safety agencies from Lewis County. The banquet was sponsored by State Farm and The Center for Defensive Driving, with Ritchie Brothers graciously allowing use of their facility for the event.

Mike Turcott, Washington Traffic Safety Commission Region III Target Zero Manager, organized the event.

Darrin Grondel, Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, was the keynote speaker and discussed the challenges and goals of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission during 2015 and looking forward.

The following is the list of awards presented:

Traffic Safety Enforcement Awards

Lewis County Sheriff's Support Volunteers
Principal Lori Cournyer, Mossyrock High School
Officer Neil Hoium, Centralia Police Department
Officer Matt McKnight, Chehalis Police Department
Lieutenant Laura Hanson, Lewis County Fire District #5/#15
Firefighter/EMT Maria Kennedy, Lewis County Fire District #5
Sergeant Mike Cournyer, Washington State Patrol
Trooper Mike Johnson, Washington State Patrol

Traffic Safety Enforcement Awards
Officer Phillip Reynolds, Centralia Police Department
Deputy Skylar Eastman, Lewis County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Justin Rodgers, Lewis County Sheriff's Office
Sergeant Curt Spahn, Lewis County Sheriff's Office
Trooper Ray Sills, Washington State Patrol