Assistant Police Chief Mike Zaro on ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’

This week, Lakewood residents might see a familiar face on the show, “Washington’s Most Wanted.”

Mike Zaro, Assistant Police Chief of the Lakewood Police Department, recently conducted an interview regarding a 2012 drug-related homicide at an apartment complex on San Francisco Avenue Southwest. Authorities already have six people in custody (including the alleged shooter), but one person remains on the run. [Read more...]

Mayor Gives Lakewood Coin To Ranger Museum in France

The City of Lakewood’s appreciation for members and families of the military is known throughout the region.

But it’s also understood an ocean away. Check out this picture from Mayor Don Anderson to see what we mean.

While overseas, the Mayor got the opportunity to present an official Lakewood coin to the staff at Musee des Rangers (the Ranger Musem) in Normandy, France.

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End of an Era for West Pierce Fire & Rescue

West Pierce Fire & Rescue logo

UNIVERSITY PLACE – West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 32, located at 7909 40th Street West, opened its doors over 50 years ago to serve the citizens of University Place long before it ever became a city. Thousands of emergencies have been responded to over the years from this station. As of July 29, 2014 this station has been closed and emergency responses will no longer be provided from Station 32. [Read more...]

Congressman Denny Heck Applauds Confirmation of VA Secretary

Today Congressman Denny Heck, D-Wash., applauded the vote by the U.S. Senate to confirm Robert McDonald as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the bipartisan agreement reached for final passage of the Veterans Access to Care Act.

“With his mix of private sector and military experience, I’m encouraged that Secretary McDonald will be the change agent the system needs moving forward,” Heck said. “I hope we can now better prepare for and react swiftly to the changing needs of our veterans.” [Read more...]

City Manager’s Weekly Info Bulletin, July 25


Eggleston Named ‘Officer of the Year’

During its annual award ceremony July 23, the Lakewood Police Department awarded its first-ever Officer of the Year Award to Det. Brent Eggleston. Det. Eggleston has been with LPD since its inception in 2004, and he has been in law enforcement for almost two decades. He is generally considered the best interviewer in Lakewood, and he brings a professionalism to the job that few can bring. “I work with outstanding people,” he said. “I’m extremely humbled to receive this award considering the company I keep, the great men and women I work with.” [Read more...]