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Memorial Bench for Trooper Jim Saunders to be Dedicated

A memorial bench dedication ceremony for Trooper Jim Saunders will be held at 10:00 AM on October 7, 2013, in Leavenworth, WA. The bench was built by craftsman Ben Bark in 2009 and placed in Leavenworth, where Jim Saunders grew up and attended Cascade High School. The official dedication will be held on the 14th anniversary of his death in 1999, when he was shot and killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop in Pasco.

The public is invited to hear Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste as the keynote speaker, and Mayor Cheri Farivar making the dedication. The Memorial bench is located across from Lions Club Park in Leavenworth.

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