YWCA honors officers for efforts against domestic violence

YWCA honors officers for efforts against domestic violence

YWCA Spokane held their 5th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday Aug 23, 2018 to honor local officers and detectives who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of domestic violence survivors.

YWCA Spokane staff, law enforcement, and the honoree’s friends and family joined together to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s award winners.

Each award is presented in recognition of the professionalism and compassion demonstrated by law enforcement that has had a positive and lasting impact on the lives of survivors of domestic violence.


· Officer Todd Brownlee

· Officer Sam Chimienti

· Detective Mike McNees

· Deputy Darrin Powers

· Deputy Greg Snyder

· Officer Shawn Tylock

· 2nd Annual Jackie Bell Award Recipient, Detective Mike Ricketts


After the untimely passing of YWCA Spokane Legal Advocate, Jackie Bell, in 2017, staff chose to commemorate her contributions to our community, agency, and clients by establishing an annual “Jackie Bell Award”. This award acknowledges an individual within the domestic violence and law enforcement community who embodies the vision, compassion, creativity, and community spirit that Jackie instilled within her work and life. This year, YWCA Spokane had the proud honor of presenting the second annual Jackie Bell award to Detective Mike Ricketts.