October 28, 2011
Mayor Douglas Richardson
City of Lakewood
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Dear Mayor Richardson,
I would like to express my appreciation for the support your police department provided
us as a result of the recent homicide that took place in the City of Bonney Lake. Your
department's assistance as part of the Pierce County Cooperative Cities Crime Response
Unit (CRU) was invaluable in the successful resolution of this case. I would like to call
particular attention to the expertise and skill that Detectives Johnson and Hall of the
Lakewood Police Department lent to this effort. I also express my thanks for the use of
your forensic evidence drying room.
While the circumstances surrounding this event were unfortunate, I am reminded again of
the success that can come when we pool the strengths of our communities as we deal with
natural and man-made incidents. Please accept my sincere appreciation for your critical
support. I look forward to the continued success we can achieve through the mutual
support afforded each of us through the CRU.
Neil Johnson, Jr.