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Pennies for Protectors


The Lewis County Sheriff's Office Association (LCSOA) is in the process of planning a law enforcement memorial to honor all officers in Lewis County who have died in the line of duty. Permission has been granted to use a location outside the entryway of the Lewis County Law & Justice Center for this memorial. This location is highly visible by all citizens entering the building.

Local artist Jim Stafford was selected to create a bronze statue replica of a law enforcement officer, police K-9 dog and child. The statue, entitled "The Guardian", will be cast in bronze soon.

We have begun our fundraising efforts and your consideration in donating to this honorable project would be greatly appreciated.

Our goal is to complete the memorial project in 2013. At that time, the LCSOA will dedicate the memorial to all law enforcement officers who willingly risk their lives each day while protecting others.

If you have any questions regarding the memorial project, please contact Sherri Guenther at (360) 740-1300.

Donations to the memorial project can be made by mailing a check made out to LCSOA Memorial Project to the following:

Lewis County Sheriff's Office Association, P. O. Box 462, Chehalis, WA 98532.



The Centralia Rotary Club held their yearly "Catch the Buzz" Spelling Bee & Auction on February 3, 2012, and donated the proceeds to the Lewis County Law Enforcement Memorial. Over $7,500 was raised during this event. The Law Enforcement Memorial Committee would also like to thank those who sponsored Spelling Bee Teams, and individuals who donated items to be auctioned.

A special thank you to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office Deputies Guild for their generous donation pledge of $10,000 towards the memorial project. Guild Treasurer Bruce Kimsey presents the check to Association President Ryan Barrett.

Local Businesses & Organizations: Shop'n Kart, Northwest Armory, Great Wolf Lodge, Stihl Northwest, McDonald's, KELA Radio, Dulin Construction, Tyler Rental, Dr. Peter C. Wagner Orthodontics, Hampton Lumber Mills, Crime Stoppers of Lewis County, The Angelic Wellness Center, Dynamic Collectors Inc.; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #26; Centralia Police Officers Fund, American Legion Post 101 Winlock, Fuller Market Basket, Lewis County Sheriff's Office Support Volunteers, Sons of Norway Lodge #2-127, Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs, Lewis County Corrections Guild.

A huge THANK YOU to Shop'n Kart for donating all the supplies for our hotdog lunch, along with donating various raffle prizes.

Thank you for your support!!!