Two officers, who are members of Teamsters Local 117, were assaulted in the A/B dining hall of the Monroe Correctional Complex on Sunday. Both officers were taken to the hospital, treated, and released.
You can view a King 5 news report of the incident here.
This attack is just another reminder about of the risks our members working in the corrections and law enforcement professions take every day to protect and serve our communities.
We owe them a great deal for it. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, it's important that we show our gratitude for the service, dedication, and sacrifice of the men and women who risk their lives to keep all of us safe.