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Arlington Police volunteer receives service award

Karen Morse, left, stands with Snohomish County Councilmember John Koster. - Courtesy photo.
Karen Morse, left, stands with Snohomish County Councilmember John Koster.
— image credit: Courtesy photo.

ARLINGTON — Karen Morse, a volunteer with the Arlington Police Department, received a Presidential Volunteer Service Award on May 23. Morse was one of only 13 recipients in the Snohomish County area to receive the award, which is given to volunteers who give 4,000 hours or more of volunteer work.

Morse has served with the Arlington Police Department for the past two years and has given more than 500 volunteer hours to the department. Morse does a variety of work for the Department, including greeting customers, fingerprinting, neighborhood canvassing for criminal investigations, organizing of police officer support functions and participating in public events throughout the Arlington community.

Volunteering is a true family affair for Morse and her husband, Bill. Bill is also a volunteer for the Arlington Police Department and has also contributed more than 500 volunteer hours to the department in the past two years.

“On behalf of the entire Arlington community, I wish to honor and thank Karen for her service,” Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert said.

“Bill and Karen are an integral part of the Arlington Police Department family,” Arlington Police Chief Nelson Beazley said. “We congratulate Karen on her well-deserved award.”

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is sponsored by Catholic Community Services. The RSVP 40th Annual Volunteer Recognition event was on May 23 at the Medallion Hotel in Arlington. RSVP thanked nearly 200 volunteers from throughout Snohomish County at the event.

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