City recognized for supporting employees part of military reserve duty

U.S. Department of Defense representative John Patterson, right, presented the City of Lynden with three plaques Oct. 7 for supporting employees who also do military reserve duty. Police officer Matt Thompson, left, recently served two months of Coast Guard duty on the southern border. Russ Martin, center, is the Lynden Police Department’s new administrative lieutenant. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)