Every year PAL has the opportunity to recognize one of our Law Enforcement Volunteers who has truly gone above and beyond in their work with PAL. We had over 117 officers, deputies, and troopers give their time this year so we had our work cut out for us to choose just one, but as we thought on it, the decision become fairly evident.
Thus, we are happy to announce that this year that person is Deputy Bethany Lau from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Bethany is our go-to volunteer for just about everything! She is currently a Prospere mentor at our Alki Middle School group, the lead reader at all our County Literacy Events (She hasn’t missed one yet!). She has adopted at 5th grade classroom at Laurin Middle School through our PAL Patrol Program and last summer she went on a week long backpacking trip with a group of teen girls through our partnership with Big City Mountaineers, rumor has it she has already signed up to go again this summer! During this last year Deputy Lau was also a mentor at our NPAL mentoring group with the Boys and Girls Club and in September she ran in the Appletreee half-marathon and 5k to raise money for PAL!
We are beyond grateful for all the time and effort that Deputy Lau has invested into our organization and look forward to continuing to work with her for years to come.