Congratulations to Officer Lisa Harrison who has officially retired after 27 years of service to the Tukwila community. Officer Harrison has served the community in numerous positions including patrol officer, Tukwila Anti-Crime (TAC) Team detective, School Resource Officer (SRO), D.A.R.E. Officer, Explorer Advisor, Peer Support Coordinator and most recently as the Training Coordinator.
If you were to ask Officer Harrison what the highlight of her career in law enforcement was, she is quick to tell you that it was the 17 years she spent as the School Resource Officer at Foster High School. During that time, she made immeasurable impacts to the lives of countless Tukwila youths and established lifelong connections with each of them. Officers working at Southcenter Mall often have adults coming up to them and asking if they know Officer Harrison and share stories of how she positively impacted their lives when they were teenagers attending Foster High School in the late 90s and 2000s. Some of them even went on to become officers themselves.
Officer Harrison was also always there for her fellow officers to lend an ear, offer words of encouragement and to arrange support services for officers going through traumatic professional or personal experiences. She would literally drop whatever she was doing and start making phone calls to get them support and help. Many of us can’t even begin to thank her enough for the assistance and support that she gave us during our own times of need.
Congratulations to Officer Harrison and thank you for your dedicated 27 years to the Tukwila community!