Keeping A Blue Light On: A Citizen’s Tribute to the Seattle Police Department is the first book by Seattle-area resident Stacey Sanner. During 2010, Stacey was granted rare access to interview and photograph officers from the Seattle Police Department. She has captured personal stories about the experiences that have shaped them, the events and the people they remember, and the rewards and challenges of the job.
The inspiration for the book came from Sanner’s desire to honor the memory of the five Seattle-area police officers who were tragically murdered in late 2009 – Seattle Officer Timothy Brenton, who was shot in his patrol car while instructing officer-in-training Britt Sweeney on Oct. 31, 2009; and the Lakewood officers, Officer Tina Griswold, Officer Ronald Owens, Sgt. Mark Renninger, and Officer Gregory Richards, who were murdered on Nov. 29, 2009 as they sat in a coffee shop doing paperwork. The book is a tribute not only to the fallen but also to the men and women of the Seattle Police Department who put on the badge every day to protect the citizens of Seattle.
The new edition of “Keeping a Blue Light On: A Citizen’s Tribute to the Seattle Police Department” is now available for $29.99. The hardcover coffee-table size book features photographs of and interviews with members of the Seattle Police Department conducted by Stacey Sanner. The book is a tribute to the five Seattle-area officers who were murdered in late 2009 including Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton and the four Lakewood police officers. It also honors all the members of the Seattle Police Department for their daily commitment. Proceeds benefit the Seattle Police Foundation.
The book is available on Amazon.com and at Seattle-area stores: The Elliott Bay Book Company, Third Place Books, Parkplace Books, the Seattle Police Museum and the Bridle Trails ACE Hardware Store in Kirkland, one of the hardware stores at the forefront of the movement to display blue lights as a sign of support for law enforcement during that painful time in late 2009.
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Learn more about the book and see a preview at keepingabluelighton.com