Officer Mike Johnsen from the Tulalip Police department is back to work. Mike left the Police Department in July 2008 when he was deployed to Iraq. He served in the Washington Army National Guard as part of the 81st Heavy Brigade Combat Team. The Tulalip Police Department welcomed Mike back on September 2nd. They presented him with a plaque commemorating his service and the keys to his brand new patrol car.
It takes a very special person to serve in the armed force, to sacrifice that time with the family and be away from home while they fight for our nation. I can’t say enough how glad I am to have people like this serving on our police force. There are 12 veteran’s serving in our police force, Mike and Detective Sherman Priutt are the only active duty personnel. I just want to say thank you Mike for your service to both our country and the Tulalip community.
Shelly L. Lacy