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Motorcycle officers grateful for support

By: Police Officer Ruth Woods, Folsom Police Department Motor Officers’ Association
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The Folsom Police Department’s Motor Officer Unit would like to express our deepest gratitude to the residents and businesses of Folsom who overwhelming supported our Spaghetti Dinner fundraising event on Sunday, April 19 at the Oak Hills Church. This was the first time we have hosted such an event and remain humbled by the support. It is because of this support that we will be able to represent the city of Folsom and the Folsom Police Department during National Police Week and National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day ceremonies in Washington, DC this May. It is during these ceremonies that the law enforcement officers from throughout our nation who were lost last year in the line-of duty will be formally recognized. The entire purpose for our trip is to provide motorcade escort and honor guard services for the family members of these fallen officers while in DC. While our officers hope to attend these ceremonies each May, our trip this year will be in memory of a fellow officer, mentor, and friend. On Nov. 12, 2008, while working as a motor officer for the contract city of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Larry Canfield lost his life during a vehicle pursuit. He will be honored this year during National Police Week ceremonies. Our officers will participate in the formal escort of Deputy Canfield’s wife and children. When an officer seeks employment with a law enforcement agency, the local community is an integral part of the consideration. Each of us pursued employment with the Folsom Police Department because of the support the entire department receives from the community. We appreciate your support and are honored to be able to represent the city of Folsom in Washington, DC.