City, county commemorate National Police Week

May 12, 2015

NEW — 3:15 p.m. May 12, 2015

The Metropolitan King County Council and Newcastle Mayor Steve Buri joined municipalities across the country in recognizing National Police Week.

National Police Week, May 10-16, recognizes the men and women of law enforcement who have fallen in the line of duty.

The city of Newcastle understands the weight of those sacrifices more than most, after King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Richard Herzog lost his life protecting the citizens of Newcastle June 2, 2002.
“It is always an honor to recognize and remember those that have fallen in the line of duty,” King County Councilman Reagan Dunn said in a statement.

“I want to thank Mayor Buri, the City Council and all of the residents of Newcastle for continuing to honor the memory and sacrifice of Deputy Herzog.” Read more

King County Sheriff’s deputies to receive new cardiac arrest equipment

January 4, 2012

NEW — 2:45 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012 

New equipment and training provided to King County Sheriff’s deputies could mean the difference between life or death for residents facing a cardiac arrest emergency.

King County Emergency Medical Services, a division of Public Health — Seattle and King County, will distribute 53 Automated External Defibrillators to deputies interested in the training.

Those deputies can be dispatched to a cardiac arrest call along with emergency medical responders.

Equipped deputies who arrive first to the scene of a cardiac arrest will be trained to start resuscitation and deliver the first defibrillator shocks. As soon as emergency medical responders arrive on the scene, they will take over resuscitation duties.

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King County to take testimony regarding bus route eliminations

December 1, 2011

The King County Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee will hold a special committee meeting to take public testimony on the possible elimination of lower-productivity King County Metro Transit, including routes 925 and 219 that serve Newcastle.

The meeting will include an initial presentation on the proposed ordinance implementing Metro Transit’s recommended service changes that would go into effect in June.

The meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at the King County Council Chamber on the 10th floor of the King County Courthouse.

Residents may also email comments to Janice Mansfield to or written comments can be mailed to Janice Mansfield, King County Council Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee, 516 Third Avenue, Room 1200, Seattle, WA 98104.

The Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee is expected to act on the recommended June 2012 bus service changes in early January, with action by the full council expected in mid-January.

The committee will take comments through Jan. 6.