VIDEO: 2018 White Center Christmas Tree Lighting honors memory of King County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Cox

A weekend of tree lightings wrapped up with the White Center Christmas Tree Lighting tonight:

This was more than a tree lighting – it was also a tribute to the memory of King County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Cox, a White Center community leader killed in the line of duty exactly 12 years ago.

Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht was there to join in the tribute.

She spoke briefly:

The tree itself honors law enforcers with its blue lights and firefighters with its red lights:

Members of both groups were among those in attendance:

Among the tree sponsors, neighboring Mac’s Triangle Pub, whose namesake was of course there:

Dancers Nina and Sureya from Miss Sheryl’s Ballet – whose proprietor Sheryl Clinton leads the WC Chamber of Commerce – performed:

You can see the tree throughout the season on the north side of the Delridge/Roxbury/16th intersection.

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