The Seattle Police Department and the East Precinct community will take time off from Halloween festivities for a solemn event Sunday afternoon at the corner of 29th and Yesler where one year ago officer Timothy Brenton was gunned down.
The new memorial to Officer Brenton’s life and service to the city will be dedicated on Sunday at 3 PM in a ceremony including neighbors, family members, police officers expected to be on hand for the official unveiling of the monument.
The city will close Yesler to traffic at 2 PM, and the dedication ceremony is expected to run from 3:00 until 3:30pm.
In addition to remembrance, there’s also room for the joy of life. Kids can stop by the East Precinct today for Halloween candy and pumpkins
Precincts to display Halloween pumpkins
Children who live in Yesler Terrace had an opportunity yesterday to carve pumpkins with police officers at the Yesler Community Center. The ghoulish gourds will be displayed at the Seattle Police East Precinct beginning tonight. Participating kids received a certificate and an early advance on Halloween candy. Best of all, their handiwork will be featured for all to see and admire.
All police precincts will have similar displays through Halloween, so be sure to check them out!
Also, on Halloween night, costumed kids are encouraged to stop by their neighborhood precinct and “trick or treat” for candy between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8: 30 p.m. Have a fun and safe Halloween!