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Corrections Memorial Gate & Plaque
During the planning of our memorial at the Training Center, we sought a symbol to represent the history and traditions of the correctional professional. We learned of a unique gate that was originally created for the U.S. Federal Prison at McNeil Island in the early 1900’s. The State of Washington Department of Corrections graciously donated the gate to the training center.

Corrections Personnel Memorial Plaques Ceremony:

On May 30, 2008 a ceremony was held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center to honor corrections personnel killed in the line of duty. The following names are on the Memorial Plaques.

Herbert Briggs, Correctional Officer, WA State Penitentiary, February 12, 1934


Al Gruber, Business Manager, WA State Penitentiary, February 16, 1953

Lt. William Warfield, Correctional Officer, WA State Penitentiary, November 17, 1970

Roger Sanders, Correctional Officer, WA State Penitentiary, September 1, 1978

Sgt. William Cross, Correctional Officer, WA State Penitentiary, June 15, 1979

Lloyd Thompson, Group Life Counselor, Maple Lane JRA, May 3, 1982

Michael S. Erdahl, Community Corrections Officer, WA Dept of Corrections, May 29, 1985


  Fallen Officer Memorial
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Visit our Fallen Officer Memorial Garden. We honor police, corrections officers, and K-9's that gave their lives in the line of duty. The Garden is located at the Burien WSCJTC facility.

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View all the names on the Memorial (download now in PDF format)

National LE Officers Memorial

Officer Down Memorial Page
Safe Call Now

K-9 Memorial Listing

The memorial is located at the Burien WSCJTC. Dedicated January 31, 2003, it was sculpted by Zachary Adam, Troop 360 Lake Burien Presbyterian Eagle Scout Project.

K-9 Name, Agency, Date

Ryker / Tacoma PD/ Dec 26, 1982
Ward / Lewis County SO / Oct 15, 1985
Lucky / Clark County SO / May 1990
Recon / Snohomish County SO / March 17, 1998
Zach / King County SO / July 6, 1998
Sherkhan / Seattle PD / Aug 27, 2000
Blesk / Spokane PD / Feb 13, 2000
Buddy / Bremerton PD / July 30, 2001
Ferro / Pierce County SO / Dec 13, 2001
Dakota / Puyallup PD / Feb 5, 2006
Dakota / Vancouver PD / Oct 23, 2007