Newcastle honors fallen officer with Police Day in the Park

June 22, 2012

UPDATED — 3:15 p.m. June 22, 2012

Ten years ago this week, King County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Herzog was tragically killed in the line of duty while working in the city of Newcastle. Herzog had worked in Newcastle for several years and knew many of the residents and businesses.

“One thing we most often hear from people about the way they remember Rich is his great connection with the public,” said Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine.  “Citizens knew Rich and enjoyed interacting with him.”

This year, the City of Newcastle and the King County Sheriff’s Office will honor Rich’s memory by honoring the way Rich interacted with the public he served at Police Day in the Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 23 at Lake Boren Park.

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Students honored with Newcastle Running Club scholarship

June 22, 2012

NEW — 11:15 a.m. June 22, 2012

Three high school seniors have each been awarded a $1,400 scholarship from the nonprofit Newcastle Running Club.

Awards were given to Liberty High School student Annie Trumbull, of Issaquah; Hazen High School student Priscilla Yu, of Renton; and Interlake High School student Jorge Moreno-Nunez, of Newcastle. All three students demonstrated a willingness to give back to their communities and all are college bound to further their education.

Winners were chosen based on equal parts of community involvement, grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores, financial need and an essay.

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