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In Memoriam

One of the most difficult things we face in our profession is the loss of a fellow law enforcement officer.  Unfortunately, it is a reality and is spiking across America… Read More

Never Forget

Most of us have experienced the loss of a loved one.  Typically, this happens from old age or sickness.  And it hurts.  Unfortunately, some families suffer loss at the hands… Read More

Policing in the 21st Century

NOTE- In the wake of the recent finding against Officer Derek Chauvin, several people have asked for my thoughts on the institution of policing in America. This post is just… Read More

Fred Meyer K9 Deployment

Dear Yakima Community, As your Chief of Police, I am continually trying to advance the relationship between the police department and the community. As in any relationship, open and honestcommunication… Read More

CommUnity Policing

I’m Matthew Murray, Yakima’s Chief of Police. I’ve been a police officer for nearly 30 years, and one thing I’ve heard throughout my career, no matter the city, is a reminiscent… Read More

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