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Two officers honored for outstanding service

RITZVILLE – At the city council’s June 18 meeting, Police Chief Dave McCormick presented plaques recognizing two law enforcement officers.

McCormick presented “The Lifesaving Award” to officer Jeff Lane for actions he took while responding to a call for assistance with a mental subject during the late evening hours of Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Lane, who was covering a shift for the Police Department, faced a life-threatening situation, the chief said. He was on the scene with Washington State Trooper Nathaniel Romaneschi and seconds after their arrival, they encountered a man — later identifie...


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