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City’s new police officer takes oath

Judge Kathryn Carruthers swears in Bainbridge Island Police Department’s newest officer, Gary Koon at city hall. The council chambers were filled with the island’s family of police officers and law enforcement officials. - Richard D. Oxley / Bainbridge Island Review
Judge Kathryn Carruthers swears in Bainbridge Island Police Department’s newest officer, Gary Koon at city hall. The council chambers were filled with the island’s family of police officers and law enforcement officials.
— image credit: Richard D. Oxley / Bainbridge Island Review

Gary Koon was sworn in as a Bainbridge Island police officer at a ceremony at city hall last week.

In front of the city council and a considerable share of the police department, Koon took his oath to serve and protect Bainbridge Island. The oath was administered by Judge Kathryn Carruthers at the council’s meeting on Dec. 5.

Koon comes to the island after being president of his class at the police academy. He is a graduate of Oregon State University and spent 13 years in the Marine Corps.

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