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YAKIMA, Wash.  – Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support he provides his employees who serve in the Reserve Components.

The award was presented by Trena Cloyd Schab, west central co-chair for the Washington ESGR. Chief Murray was nominated by Army Reserve Spec. Jeffrey Benefiel, a police officer at the Yakima Police Department. 

“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Cloyd Schab. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between Service members and their employers.

For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil/WA.

Pictured: Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray (second from right) was received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support he provides his employees who serve in the Reserve Components. The award was presented by Trena Cloyd Schab (second from left), west central co-chair for the Washington ESGR. Also present was Yakima Mayor Patricia Byers (far right) and Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce CEO Nerlynn Best (far left).

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