Greg Vesey might not be Swiss by birth or blood, but he’s certainly become immersed in the culture.
East Pierce firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the scene of a World War II era small plane crash near Buckley, in the area of 258th and 96th street east. Two deaths have been reported.
I strolled into the vacant building as Community Service Officer Steve Flaherty briefed me on the situation. A witness called to report suspicious activity within, and the owners were out of town. I summoned what I thought was a reasonable amount of authority and announced myself, “Bonney Lake Police. I’m entering the building. If anyone is here, make yourself known now and come out with your hands up.”
It was Thursday, May 1 and a room full of lawmakers and journalists mingled with members of the International Association of Firefighters District 7 at the Volpentest HAMMER Training and Education Center in Hanford. The event was Fire Ops 101, an annual opportunity for decision makers to acquire a realistic taste of what firefighters do when they respond to incidents. The union sponsors it annually, with the hopes to provide a learning experience that those with power will recall when voting and implementing budgets.