Two of the 2013 Medal of Valor recipients receiving their awards.
Left to Right: Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Police Foundation Chair Sam Baker, Detectives Thomas Janes & Benjamin Hughey, Chief Pugel
RECOGNITION & FUNDRAISING:
The Seattle Police Foundation hosts the Annual Seattle Police Awards Banquet each fall. In every way, the Annual Seattle Police Awards Banquet exemplifies the Foundation’s mission of fostering visible and direct community support for the Seattle Police Department. The event honors the Seattle Police Department employees who best exemplify the spirit of public service. Every banquet will draw hundreds of community and department employees who are eager to recognize the award winners, and enjoy a night of entertainment with family, friends and supporters of the Seattle Police Department.
In addition, the banquet raises money to support the Foundation’s grant programs. In 2013, the Annual Awards Banquet raised more than $300,000 for this purpose. The Annual Awards Banquet is a fun and celebratory event that provides an opportunity to reflect on the year’s achievements. Most importantly, the evening is an opportunity to hear the stories and recognize the work of the Seattle Police employees who make the Seattle Police Department one of the best law enforcement agencies in the nation.