The announcement's timing is, well, interesting but the content is certainly good.  I call it interesting because, just ahead of interviews with potential Police Chief candidates, the Yakima Police Union delivered a "No Confidence" vote to the city manager. Now, on the

In addition to recognizing the recent retirement of several department members, there will also be a presentation of several special awards.

The ceremony is open to the public and as acting Police Chief Gary Jones says,"The annual awards ceremony provides an opportunity for the entire community to salute the outstanding efforts and dedication of the YPD staff.

During the ceremony, a moment of silence will also be observed to honor Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, who will killed in the line of duty on March 19th.