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Heads up for Lisa

Post by Kathleen Merryman / The News Tribune on July 28, 2010 at 5:15 pm with 2 Comments »
July 28, 2010 5:15 pm

Mourners at Lisa Melancon’s memorial service this evening will have the chance to support her family and come away with a remembrance of her.

Northwest Embroidery has donated 72 caps that will be available at the Tacoma Dome.

“We hope to raise $2,000.00 for the family,” said Jim Mickelson, the company’s CEO.

He is suggesting a $20 donation for each hat, and knows from experience that many of Melancon’s admirers will be happy to give more. The company’s donated hats raised $30,000 for the families of the four Lakewood police officers murdered in November.
The company, he said, will make more hats as the demand warrants.

Milton, Wa

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  1. tacomascene says:

    I do hope that I don’t appear insensitive to this woman’s family and friends, but I just don’t see a correlation between this lady’s killing and the need for an entire city’s flag system being flown at half-mast in her honor. There have been hundreds of local military individuals that have been killed in battle in support of this country – and none of them have ever received such a gesture. Not only those soldiers, but how about other victims of killing that have taken place here in Tacoma? It boggles my mind that such notoriety is being displayed because of this incident.

    Remember the young Tacoma Public School elementary teacher who was recently stalked (yes, I said STALKED) by a former acquaintance and then brutally murdered right on school property? Where was the city of Tacoma’s compassion for that family?

    As I said, it boggles my mind that such notoriety is being displayed because of this incident. I would hope that the very next individual who is killed in Tacoma will be granted the same privileges that this lady is receiving. And I would hope that Northwest Embroidery will donate some hats for that occasion also.

  2. Thomtuttle says:

    Well actually, Governor Gregoire orders the flags lowered in honor of any Washington resident who is a member of the Armed Forces is killed in Iraq or Afganistan.

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