If you were on the road Thursday morning (Aug. 16) you might have noticed a large police motorcade heading south on 1st Avenue in Burien.
The occasion was this year’s “Chief For A Day” celebration held by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) .
This annual event provides an opportunity for law enforcement agencies around the state to treat children suffering from life-threatening or chronic illnesses to a special day out with their families.
Participating children arrived at the WSCJTC via the police motorcade, wearing their own police uniforms. There they took part in a ceremony where they received a certificate of recognition and a badge. Gift baskets containing toys, gift certificates and other items were also waiting for them.
After lunch, the kids enjoyed displays and demonstrations held by law enforcement agencies and other special treats and entertainment, including ice dream, face painting, pony rides and even a camel to feed and pet. All at no cost to them or their families.
This year 26 law enforcement agencies sponsored kids ranging in age from 3 to 16.
BTB’s photog Michael Brunk  attended the event and assembled the following photo gallery. You can click individual images to view them full-sized.