Posted by Don H on May 16, 2018
 
Annually the Pasco Kennewick Rotary Club recognizes an outstanding police officer from the cities of Pasco and Kennewick WA.  The awards are made as a tribute to John Goldsbury. John’s life was dedicated to serving the community and he was recognized as the Tri-Citian of the Year.  He was an avid supporter of the two police departments.
This year’s recipients of the John Goldsbury Award are Officer Issac Merkl of Kennewick and Sergeant Brian Vaught of Pasco.  Both have been nominated by their chiefs.  Issac in addition to his normal duties volunteers as a fire fighter, organizes the police/firemen’s basketball game that raises 10K plus annually for charity and assists American Hockey players in their temporary housing needs.   Brian has served as a patrolman, public information officer, training officer, detective, K-9 handler and is active in the anti-narcotics campaign in the Tri-Cities area. He is always on call to serve the community.  
Congratulations  to Officer Merkl and Sergeant Vaught. Thank you for your service!