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Everett memorial service honors Brenton, fallen workers

From left, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon looks on as Lisa Brenton, widow of Timothy Brenton, speaks outside the Snohomish County Courthouse April 28, in honor of her husband and all the other fallen workers in the state, while family friend Mark Masurick adjusts her microphone. - Kirk Boxleitner
From left, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon looks on as Lisa Brenton, widow of Timothy Brenton, speaks outside the Snohomish County Courthouse April 28, in honor of her husband and all the other fallen workers in the state, while family friend Mark Masurick adjusts her microphone.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

EVERETT — Timothy Brenton, the Marysville resident and Seattle police officer who was killed in the line of duty last year, was among those honored during the Snohomish County Labor Council’s Workers Memorial Day observance ceremony April 28.

Lisa Brenton, Timothy Brenton’s widow, spoke outside the Snohomish County Courthouse in honor of her husband and all the other fallen workers in the state, before a brick was dedicated to her husband at the base of the Workers Memorial sculpture outside the Courthouse. She thanked the community for its support of her family, from the assistance she’s received in caring for her children to the number of donations her family has been given, including a new addition to their house.

“I never cease to be surprised by the depth of kindness in the human spirit,” Brenton said through tears April 28. “The greatest comfort to my husband would have been knowing that his family would be taken care of in his absence.”

“Lisa, I know that this is difficult for you, but I admire your courage,” Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon said, after she’d returned to her seat. “I want you to know that the community is behind you and your family, and we are working to prevent these acts from happening again to anyone else in the future.”

Timothy Brenton was one of seven police officers and 73 state workers whose names were read aloud, along with 13 military members, to memorialize their deaths on the job last year. Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick described the ceremony as very moving.

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