From left to right: Benton County Deputy Prosecutor Terry Bloor, Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Andy Miller, King County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Mark Larson, King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim, Thurston County Deputy Prosecutor Jim Powers
Each year, The Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys strives to recognize Deputy Prosecutors and Support Staff within the County Prosecutor’s Offices. With nominations from the elected Prosecutors, the Distinguished Service Award recognizes staff who exemplify WAPA’s mission statement, display high ethical standards in both their work with the criminal justice system as well as in their community, and are active participants of the Association. Each recipient is invited to and honored at WAPA’s Annual Winter Banquet. In 2019, WAPA voted to honor three outstanding Deputy Prosecutor’s for their continuing service.
Jim Powers, Thurston County
In recognition of your 37 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Thurston County, the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, this Distinguished Service Award honors your devotion to public safety and justice in Thurston County.Your excellence, professionalism, teamwork, and leadership are a source of inspiration to all you work with, especially your fellow prosecutors. You have compassionately sought justice for victims, while also being committed to the ideals of fair and ethical prosecution. Your illustrious career leaves a legacy worthy of this recognition and one that will never be forgotten.
Mark Larson, King County
In honor of your 35-year career serving the people of King County as a deputy prosecuting attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division. A dedicated and compassionate leader, you quickly met Prosecuting Attorney Norm Maleng’s “Five-Second Test” with a smile on your face, a passion for justice, and willingness to work hard. You were entrusted to captain a mighty ship, and you helped build the culture of excellence and attract the creative talent to make the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office one of the finest public law offices in the nation. You leave behind a grateful office that will long bear your stamp of influence.
Terry Bloor, Benton County
In honor of Terry Bloor for his years of outstanding work as a prosecutor. His trial skills achieved justice for so many victims, his effective appellate advocacy was recognized Statewide, and the results of his mentoring other prosecutors will last for years. Terry has made Benton County and our entire State a safer and better place to live.