As chief of police and on behalf of the men and women of the Battle Ground Police Department, I would like to thank the community for their support over the loss of Officer Mike Molzahn. Molzahn would have been humbled by the outpouring of love and honor we witnessed on Main Street during his procession. Tragic events such as this remind us all of how precious life is, and how much one person can impact a community. I would ask that each of you take the time to hug your loved ones a little harder, arrange a meal with your family, and reach out and thank your neighbor.
In closing, I wish to assure you that the Battle Ground Police Department will be there in partnership with the community, to provide the highest level of service, while protecting the peace, and upholding the law with fairness. Molzahn wouldn’t have it any other way.