Northwest NEWS

January 11, 1999

Local News

Victim dedications, memorial sign nominations

   The Snohomish County DUI Task Force, in cooperation with law enforcement agencies involved in Snohomish County Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (PACE), are now accepting nominations for Victim Dedications during DUI Emphasis Patrols. Each month, an individual or individuals will have an emphasis patrol dedicated in their name.

   Family and friends will be invited to a kick-off meeting; a family spokesperson will be asked to address the media, if needed; and a flyer will be distributed to everyone who is stopped by a PACE member that evening.

   "As the new DUI laws are in effect now, and awareness has been raised even higher, it is important that real people are acknowledged as victims of such a senseless tragedy. These are people in our community, not just statistics." stated Tracy McMillan, DUI Task Force Coordinator.

   If you have had a family member killed in a Driving Under the Influence collision on an unincorporated Snohomish County roadway and would like to honor their memory by dedicating a Memorial Sign at no cost to your family, contact Tracy McMillan, Snohomish County DUI Task Force Coordinator, at 425-388-7229. One pair of signs will be dedicated and presented to your family at the Snohomish County DUI Annual Awards Ceremony March 18, 1999.