Washington state and local anti-police officials politicized the memorial service for late Seattle Police Department officer Lexi Harris on Thursday. Over a thousand people attended Officer Lexi Harris’ memorial service at T-Mobile Park, honoring the life of the five-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department who was highly respected among his peers and members of the community.
Mayor Jenny Durkan who authorized the BLM-Antifa occupation of Seattle last summer and who worked with city council to fund the department would not have attended the service.
Among those in attendance were progressive Seattle City Council members Lorena Gonzalez, Lisa Herbold and Alex Pederson, who all voted to fund police and divert funds to community policing. Gonzalez and Herbold have a record of many years of anti-police rhetoric and police vilification.
Gonzalez, a Seattle mayoral candidate and current president of the city council, made her debut in politics suing the Seattle Police Department over a case of police brutality. Gonzalez not only chaired the council during the anti-police “Autonomous Zone”, but she was actively involved in lowering the morale of SPD officers. She has been a strong advocate for firing “white cops” during council discussions on how to make more room in the police budget for new fundraising efforts. Gonzalex was even seen laughing during the service.
Gonzalez attended Defund SPD rallies, marching alongside antifa council member Teresa Mosqueda and socialist city council member Kshama Sawant, who supports the complete abolition of the police force, and called SPD officers “Killers”. Sawant is currently facing a recall effort while Mosqueda is the front-runner in his reelection bid.
Mosqueda, who was not present, released a video of an anti-SPD rioter who said: âSPD, I need you to do me a favor. Take your guns, put them on your chins and pull the trigger. I need you to kill yourself. . It is your only redemption. Go ahead, save us the trouble of tearing you apart and killing you. Did I stutter? I said kkk-kill yourself. “
Mosqueda then replied, âThe anger you hear is justified.
In October 2020, Seattle City Council Public Safety Committee Chair Lisa Herbold introduced legislation to excuse and reject nearly all crimes committed in Seattle by “people with symptoms of addiction or mental health problems.” Weeks after the law was filed, Herbold was vandalized at her home and called 911 for agents to help her, a crime that is legal under the new law she introduced.
Although Herbold increased the strength of the Seattle Police Department, an already understaffed service by 50%, Herbold voted to reduce more officers and get rid of the navigation team; actively go against the promises she made during her campaign. Herbold also previously called the police chief to target his political enemies.
Herbold was also an advocate for white fire cops in order to make room in the SPD budget.
Sources within the SPD said The post-millennium that they would have preferred that the members of the council abstain from attending the service. âIt has been an incredibly difficult year for us at the Seattle Police Department,â an officer said. The post-millennium. “There is a reason we are losing hundreds of officers and this is mainly due to the unfair treatment of the city rulers. Their presence was unwelcome by many.”
âEntering yesterday’s service with the belief that no one from CSC would show up, I was insulted by those who did. and the center was appropriate? Another officer said.
“These are the same members who take money out of the department and fan the flames of hatred towards the SPD,” the officer added. “There is a time and place for political shenanigans, but in Lexi’s service it is not. Bad form.”
Another SPD officer said The post-millennium that, “If I die in the line of duty, I have asked my friends to make sure they [city councilmembers] do not attend my service. “
Governor Jay Inslee was also present with his wife Trudy. Inslee supported the BLM marches in Washington state in 2020 and left the SPD to fend for itself against rioters following the death of George Floyd.
King County Director Dow Constantine was spotted taking a nap while on duty. Constantine has been accused on several occasions of abusing the privilege of his personal protection unit so that he could go to bars for a nightly redezvous at the expense of taxpayers. King County also funded the county sheriff‘s department under Constantine’s tenure.
While the presence of officials was unwanted, their presence did not take into account the moving memorial service honoring the life of late Seattle Police Officer Alexandra ‘Lexi’ Harris. Harris (38) is survived by her fiance, her two children, her parents and her brother.
Constable Alexandra Harris was highly regarded and appreciated by her fellow officers in the Seattle Police Department and was known as an “exemplary public servant” and friend.
âLexi was always giving so it’s no surprise that she took her time to help someone else because that was just a part of who she was,â said Barbara Smith who spoke on behalf. from Lexi’s family, KOMO News reports.
Ahead of the memorial service, Acting Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz said, “As we prepare to remember Lexi’s life, service and sacrifice, I remember these words:” Law enforcement officers are never on leave. They are dedicated public servants who have sworn to protect public safety anytime and anywhere where peace is threatened. Lexi certainly was. “
On Sunday, July 13, Constable Lexi Harris stopped to witness a collision of several cars on his way home from duty. Out of the goodness of her heart, she selflessly exited her vehicle to check on the welfare of the civilians involved in the collision. Shortly after exiting the vehicle, Harris was tragically struck by another vehicle and was killed instantly.