George Floyd protesters take to downtown Seattle streets

Recipients of the state’s Law Enforcement Medal of Honor

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The state's Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is given to police officers killed in the line of duty or who have distinguished themselves by exceptional meritorious conduct.

In a ceremony Friday, the medal was given to the family of Chehalis Police officer Rick Silva, who died while undergoing surgery to correct a duty-related injury sustained in February 2015 while attempting to arrest a knife-wielding shoplifting suspect.

His family joined in the ceremony Friday -- sad but honored.

The medal was also awarded to retired Puyallup police detective Scott Bramhall and current Puyallup officer Micah Wilson, who doggedly pursued a man who had shot and killed another man and who kept firing at them while leading them on a chase.


The state of Washington has lost 307 law enforcement officers in the line of duty since 1854.



Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.