By Jayme Taylor, Communication Manager, Clover Park School District
It’s been a year since Lakewood lost four of its police officers—Sgt. Mark Renninger and Officers Greg Richards, Tina Griswold and Ronald Owens. In an effort to honor their lives and show support to the Lakewood Police Department, Clover Park High School administrators and students commissioned a plaque, which was dedicated at a ceremony Dec. 2 at the high school.
“The Clover Park High School community had a strong connection to these officers and was deeply affected by their deaths,” said Sheri Warrick, assistant principal. “We felt it was important to honor them in a permanent way so that we always remember their service and sacrifice. We truly appreciate the collaborative effort and generosity of the businesses that made this project a reality.”
The plaque, originally designed for a clothing patch by Lakewood Officer Vincent Sivenko, was created by Paul Warrick, of Kent’s Flow International, using a high-powered water jet. The plaque, now hanging in the high school’s entrance, was presented to class presidents at the ceremony. A second plaque was presented to representatives from the police department.
In addition to supplies and equipment donated by Flow International, Protective Coating and North Pacific Industrial Coatings also donated materials for the project.