The following is written by Sumner Mayor Dave Enslow:
Meet Andrew Gushevatyy, who served as Sumner’s Chief for a Day last Thursday. Andrew will soon be a fifth grader at Daffodil Valley Elementary school, and he has been courageously battling Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia these past few years.
This is one of those special things our Police department does: Chief for a Day celebrates the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic medical condition. The hope is to provide them with a day of fun they will never forget.
Chief Moericke had a great day with Andrew, including a motorcade from Kent to Burien, swearing-in ceremony and demonstrations from other law-enforcement agencies. Thanks to the Sumner and regional community, Andrew is getting more than just one day to remember. Thanks to the generosity of Branks BBQ, Walmart-Bonney Lake, The Old Cannery Furniture & Mattress Warehouse, Bank of America (Sumner), Sumner Police Guild, Dillanos Coffee Roasters and Northwest Trek, Andrew and his family are getting many memories throughout the year to cherish.
I want to thank Andrew for serving as our Chief for the day, and I also want to thank the Police department and all the businesses who helped make this special program possible. You can click here to watch the opening of the recent Council meeting when Chief Moericke introduces Chief Gushevatyy at the last City Council meeting.